Upper Norwood, Greater London

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Upper Norwood, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Upper Norwood

Historic Maps of Upper Norwood and the local area.

I lived in Flat(a) at 144 Church Road in the 1960s. I remember Crystal Palace Park with its pet corner and imitation dinosaurs. I also remember swimming in the new swimming baths with my family. There was a little shop with a toy train that went round its window display, a cinema where we saw Lady and the Tramp with our Dad and a little park with 3 paddling pools but I can't remember exactly where that was. Perhaps someone else can enlighten me. Jenny Tierney(nee Dodds)

I lived in South Vale until 1963. It was a real community with nice neighbours. I went to Rockmount school and spent hours playing in the park opposite it. The Crystal Palace grounds were fenced off but us kids used to climb over the fence! I remember the maze which was all overgrown and the statues of prehistoric animals which we used to climb on. We also used to play in the grounds of the Blind College and lots of ...see more