Heritage Trail

  • William Stanley – a 19th century engineer and inventor who lived here; he founded Stanley Technical Trades School and Stanley Halls.
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor – brilliant 19th and early 20th century classical music composer of Creole descent.
  • Arthur Conan Doyle – best known as the creator of Sherlock Holmes; also wrote many other books.
  • Jolly Sailor public house – the site of the first public building in South Norwood.
  • The subway – Two plaques mark the centenary of the opening of the railway underpass; a revolutionary engineering technique at the time and the first of its kind in the world.
  • Atmospheric railway – the site of the Jolly Sailor pumping station for the London and Croydon Atmospheric Railway, a revolutionary and successful technique in its time.
  • Ellen (Ciss) Wright – a local sporting heroine, Ellen Wright became the All England 440 yards sprinting champion in August 1930.

The trail includes English Heritage plaques as well as our own PPR plaques.

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