Notable Norwoodians


Cloete, Broderick (1851 to 1921)

Lived in Palace Road WILLIAM BRODRICK CLOETE (Bn 1851 Stellenbosh, South Africa D1915 aboard the RMS Lusitania, aged 63) is listed on the 1871 Census as an Undergraduate at Oxford University (Queens’s College) aged 19, with his father, Peter Lawrence G …


Pisarro, Camille (1830 – 1902)

In April 1871, one resident, the Danish-French Impressionist painter, CAMILLE PISSARRO (Bn 10 July 1830 Danish West Indies (now the US Virgin Islands) D November 1903 Paris aged 73), lived at 2 Chatham Terrace, which was renumbered as 65 Palace Road so …


Steiner, Leslie Howard (1893 to 1943)

Lived at 45 Farquhar Road Leslie Howard Steinger was an English actor and film maker.  He also wrote many stories and articles for ‘The New York Times’, ‘The New Yorker’ and ‘Vanity Fair’ and was one of the biggest box-office draws and movie idols of t …


Anderson, Arthur (1792 to 1868)

He was the founder of the Norwood Institute and one of the outstanding figures in the commercial life of the City of London.  He was born in Shetland and started work as a beach boy at the age of ten.  At 16 he was in the Navy, but left the service, wa …


Flowerdew, Herbert (1866 to 1917)

Lived at 33 Palace Square in 1891 Herbert Flowerdew was a Crime Fiction Writer (Bn 1866 Nottingham D 29 May 1917, aged 50).  Between 1897 and 1914, he published fourteen novels, including the popular ‘The Villa Mystery’ in 1912.  His books are of the ‘ …



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