Enjoying and improving the Great North Wood

Saturday 12 August. Noon-4pm

A walk of 6 green miles through the remnants of the Great North Wood.

The Great North Wood was an ancient forest area covering Norbury from London Rd up through Gyspy Hill and Peckham towards the Isle and Dogs and round through to Sydenham into Beckenham, across almost to West Wickham and round through Addiscombe, Selhurst and Thornton Heath.

Further details of the walk can be seen at: http://www.wildlondon.org.uk/events/2017/03/03/great-north-wood-walk-2017

Improvement project

Ther London Wildlife Trust has a project to improve the remaining woodlands, reviving and reimagining the Great North Wood as a home for nature and people in a modern urban landscape.

http://www.wildlondon.org.uk/great-north-wood

http://news.croydon.gov.uk/great-north-wood-get-new-lease-life

http://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/peter-fiennes-we-are-not-so-detached-from-nature-even-if-it-feels-like-it-a3594981.html

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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