Norwood Society

In 1960 a group of far-sighted local citizens founded the Norwood Society. Their aim was not just to keep our locality a pleasant place to live in, but also to preserve its heritage where possible and to bring to the public’s knowledge its history and the many famous people who, at some time in their lives, were its residents.

We have an elected committee who meet quarterly. A sub-committee reviews planning applications in the five boroughs comprising Norwood. The Norwood Society maintains an interest in major developments in the Norwood area, and where possible provides active support to residents’ groups and other amenity societies in objecting to them where they adversely affect the character of the area, or are otherwise unsuitable.

The Society organises guided walks in the Summer months. It also organises a programme of illustrated talks at Upper Norwood Library which are open to members and the public. These are interesting and sociable events with time for refreshments. Our members are informed of these meetings through the Norwood Review and by email, through the website and social media.

Since its foundation the Society has published its quarterly Norwood Review where you will find updates on planning applications, book reviews and numerous articles on local people and events in times past.

This website brings in many enquiries from researchers and individuals. Many articles, written over many years, have been reproduced here. On this website you will also find details of the publications that we stock and which may be ordered.

Visit the Norwood Society website here