By Steve Grindlay

for hundreds of years, Sydenham was once a small hamlet at the fringe of a wide tract of universal land, often called Sydenham universal, within the parish of St Mary's, Lewisham. London used to be greater than an hour's trip away. Over little greater than part a century, 3 occasions extensively altered Sydenham, turning it from a rural hamlet right into a populous, even stylish, suburb of London: the enclosure of Sydenham universal, the arriving of the railway in 1839 and the development of the Crystal Palace on Sydenham Hill. this present day, Sydenham and wooded area Hill are beautiful and renowned areas to dwell, with reliable entry to eco-friendly areas and native facilities. subscribe to neighborhood historian Steve Grindlay on a photographic travel of Sydenham and woodland Hill prior and current, showcasing sights akin to the Horniman Museum, the Kirkdale development and Jews stroll. Sydenham and woodland Hill via Time is a vital quantity for a person who understands and loves those leafy suburbs.

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