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Crystal Palace Vistas


Price: £5.00


An interesting book based not in the Crystal Palace area as the title and cover picture would suggest but around Portland Road and South Norwood High Street

Mr Hutchings lived at 32 Dundee Road (off Portland Road) from 1915 until 1925, his first ten years. The upwardly mobile family, originally from the East End, then moved across the railway lines to Pagehurst Road, on the Woodside/Addiscombe borders, where:- ‘Our sitting-room became the lounge, dinner moved from midday to evening, the Daily Mail was superseded by the Daily Telegraph, and my parents gave up whist and took to bridge’.

Mr Hutchings gives a vivid account of South Norwood in the years between 1918 and 1925, paying particular attention to the strange religious sects that flourished there, and to the larger than life shopkeepers of Portland Road and the High Street.

PLEASE NOTE: All the copies have been purchased from high-class antique book dealers and are therefore of good quality. Second hand books are however subject to the usual problems - light foxing and / or lightly stained pages, loose or missing spines and the page edges, etc may not be perfect. Where available the jackets may not be perfect (and we may not have any in stock with a jacket). The pages are always fully secure. The best available copy of the book will always be sent.

Hardback. 101 pages. 3 illustrations