Update on Saturday March 1
11am-5pm, Saturday 1st February at Anerley Town Hall
Local history meeting in Upper Norwood Library – Thursday January 16
Tuesday 5 November
Marking the centenary of this landmark event – a talk by Jan Piggott at the Golden Lion
London Mayor candidate Ken Livingstone has pledged to extend the Tramlink to Crystal Palace if he wins next year’s London Mayoral election. “It is madness to have extended the East London Line down to Crystal Palace and then not link it up to the tram,” he said on a recent visit to Croydon.
Boris Johson was accused of abandoning the outer boroughs after he dropped the extension plan in November 2008. 78 per cent of local residents welcomed the planned extension in a local referendum held at the time.
A few days later, Boris Johnson was promising to do exactly the same thing – extend the Tramlink to CP – although he admitted that he did not think that it would be a priority in his transport plans.
Future Projections has been successful in its planning application to Bromley Council to turn the Grape and Grain pub, 2 Anerley Hill SE19 and the Bigger Picture Gallery (formerly a car showroom) into a two screen cinema. The main cinema would seat 203 people; the smaller cinema would have 51 seats.
The developer of the site, Peter Hall of Future Projections has said that he wants the new cinema to be a mix of the Electric Cinema in Notting Hill and the Everyman at Hampstead.
The publican of the Grape & Grain pub has a lease on the premises which expires in July.
News of a cinema opening is great news for locals, byt the news of the successful application leaves potential developers of two other cinemas at Crystal palace in a quandry . See http://www.sydenhamsociety.com/2010/11/want-a-new-cinema-in-the-area-crystal-palace-has-plans-for-three-of-them/
In the 2nd series of BBC2’s Great British Railway Journeys, Michael Portillo visits Crystal Palace.
To playback click HERE (link to BBC iplayer) :
After a total absence of cinemas in the area three – yes three – different cinema proposals are now doing the rounds in Crystal Palace. Maybe it’s like waiting for a number 75 bus – just as you’ve given up hope of one ever arriving, three come along at once!
1. The Picture Palace Campaign wants to turn the former bingo hall at 25 Church Road, SE19 into an independent cinema. Plans to turn the building into an evangelical church were rejected by Bromley council.
2. Future Projections has applied for planning permission to Bromley Council to turn the Grape and Grain pub, 2 Anerley Hill SE19 and the Bigger Picture Gallery (formerly a car showroom) into a two screen cinema. The main cinema would seat 203 people; the smaller cinema would have 51 seats.
3. Crystal Palace’s Transmitter magazine in its new winter edition has revealed plans for a third cinema, this time located in Victory Square – a new market-square development just off Westow Street opposite the supermarket. Plans include a 4-screen cinema, a glass-covered market, apartments, artists’ studios and a hotel. The scheme by development company the St Aidan’s Group has been at the drawing stage for two years but has yet to be advanced to a full planning proposal.