Norwood: A Second Selection (Paperback)

Norwood: A Second Selection By John Coulter Cover Image


The contrasting suburbs of West, Upper, and South Norwood grew up during the 19th century, on the range of hills once covered by the Great North Wood. West Norwood was intended to be smart and exclusive, but that ambition was achieved instead by Upper Norwood, which enjoyed the highest ground, the freshest air, and the best views. South Norwood, which developed after the arrival of the railway in 1839, was more industrial and commercial than its older sisters. All three were at their peak of prosperity late in the 19th century. The 200 photographs presented here for the first time, each with a detailed caption, show the district in the early 20th century. A selection of contemporary maps helps to set the scene and the book features a detailed index.

About the Author

John Coulter has for many years worked at the Lewisham Local History Centre in the role of Local Studies Librarian. He has written a number of books in the Britain in Old Photographs series, including Norwood, Lewisham & Deptford (3 vols) and Forest Hill & Sydenham. He lives in South Norwood.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780752465944
ISBN-10: 0752465945
Publisher: The History Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2012
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Britain in Old Photographs