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Joan P. Alcock - Sydenham and Forest Hill: History and Guide - 9780752434063 - V9780752434063
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Sydenham and Forest Hill: History and Guide

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Description for Sydenham and Forest Hill: History and Guide Paperback. The well-illustrated guide is a readable introduction to Sydenham Forest Hill. Num Pages: 144 pages, 128. BIC Classification: 1DBKESL; WQH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 248 x 175 x 9. Weight in Grams: 374.

This intriguing volume describes the growth and development of Sydenham and Forest Hill from open common land in Kent to the sprawling suburb of Greater London that it is today. In the eighteenth century Sydenham achieved importance from the exploitation of natural springs discovered in the previous century, but it was the advent of the London and Croydon Railway in 1836 that saw the area come to prominence as a London suburb.

This event, in conjunction with the erection of the Crystal Palace in 1852, saw both Sydenham and Forest Hill develop rapidly as commuter areas and as centres in their ... Read more

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About Joan P. Alcock
JOAN ALCOCK has a PhD in archaeology, if a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and the author of 'Life in Roman Britain'. Until recently she was a Principal Lecturer at South Bank University, where she lectured on history and the history of food, and where she is now an Honorary Visiting Fellow. Her extensive travels in Europe and the ... Read more

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