THE POLLARDS HILL TREASURE TRAIL

The PHRA 30th birthday Treasure Trail

The winning group - James and his granddad Colin Dalrymple of Pollards Hill South won a £50 IKEA token. They were one of three teams who scored twenty and a half points out of a possible 21, and the winners were decided by drawing names from a hat. The other teams in the hat were the Winkworths of PHE, and the Mills’s from PHN.

The treasure trail instructions are remaining below, so if you didn’t do it during the prize period but would like to do it for fun, just print it off. It is still fun to do, and makes an enjoyable and informative walk round our neighbourhood. Answer sheets available from John at bartholomew.john@btinternet.com

The trail starts and finishes on the triangular green where Pollards Hill West and South meet.  It will take approximately one hour to complete.  You have 21 questions to answer.  The route will include the hilltop, Pollards Hill North and South, Briar Road, Beech Road, Beatrice Avenue, and London Road.

Print off the question sheet below now

The PHRA 30th Birthday Treasure Trail

Summer 2018

OBJECTIVES OF THE TREASURE TRAIL

•              Follow the treasure trail and solve the clues

•              Hand in your trail log by the end of August

•              Even if you don’t win - enjoy walking around our neighbourhood and admiring the architecture and views

Any queries to bartholomew.john@btinternet.com

 

START ON THE GREEN – JUNCTION OF POLLARDS HILL SOUTH AND WEST

Two things are prohibited on the green – what are they?

1………………………………………………………………….   2………………………………………………………………..

 

FROM THE SOUTH CORNER OF THE GREEN, HEAD UP POLLARDS HILL SOUTH

(INFO:  The houses on your right (numbers 28 – 46 and round the corner behind you) are designated as a local area of special character (LASC).  They form a unique example of Arts and Crafts terraces formed into larger buildings with distinctive features such as wide overhanging eaves.  They are an example of an innovative approach to defining street frontages by a sequence of courtyards)

3.  Name the side road that sounds like sunrise on a mountain top    …………………………………………………………………

 

NOW TAKE A FOOTPATH TO A ROAD THAT SOUNDS LIKE A ROSE BUSH

4.   How many white tipped posts surround the triangle green?    ……………….

5.   There is a pair of trees level with numbers 58 and 15.  What sort of tree are they  …………………………

6.   At the top of the road there are some steps.  How many steps?    ………………..

 

AT THE TOP OF THE STEPS TURN RIGHT

7.   What is the name of the house with two lions on the gateposts?   ………………………………………………..

 

ENTER THE PARK AT THE GATES ON THE CORNER AND APPROACH THE DRINKING FOUNTAIN

(INFO  The drinking fountain was erected in July 1913 by local citizens to celebrate the donation of the park for public use.  It was refurbished in 1994 but is no longer in use) 

8.   Who presented the Pollards Hill Open Space to the Borough of Croydon in 1913?

………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

HEAD FOR THE HILLTOP AND GO THROUGH THE GATE AT THE TOP. 

(INFO  – many of the trees on this hillside were planted by PHRA in 2014) 

Stand at the northwest end of the yellow barrier.     To the right of the lamppost ahead of you there is a large white building on the horizon.  What is it?  

9.   ……………………………………………………………………………………………

 

RETURN TO THE VIEWING PLAQUE ON THE HILLTOP (ERECTED BY PHRA)

10.   How far away  are the IKEA chimneys?   …………………………………….

11.   What seaside landmark is directly south?   ………………………………………………………….

12.   What London Landmark is directly north?  …………………………………………………………………….

 

WALK DOWN THE ROAD (POLLARDS HILL NORTH)

13.   What two numbers are on the lamppost where Pollards Hill North meets Pollards Hill West?   ………………

 

OPPOSITE THE HOUSE WITH THE ROUND WINDOW, THERE IS A ROAD WHICH SOUNDS LIKE A SANDY PLACE BUT IS MOST LIKELY A TREE.  TURN LEFT.

When were the church gates erected, and what do they commemorate?  

14. …………………………(date)   15.   …………………………………………………………………………………………………(event)

 

CROSS THE ROAD AND ENTER BEATRICE AVENUE

(INFO:  Beatrice Avenue has also been designated a LASC.  It has a range of well-preserved late Victorian early Edwardian suburban houses, with many original and individually designed Arts and Crafts inspired features. Built in a single phase by 1910, the grouping demonstrates consistent local character, with a cohesive quality and historical architectural significance)

16.   Beatrice Avenue has a row of houses with very distinctive balconies (look on your left).  How many of these balconies are there?     …………………………………….

17.   When was Norbury Library built?   …………………………………………………………

 

TURN RIGHT INTO LONDON ROAD

See if you can find a distinctive white plaque shaped like a shield on the gable end of a house you are passing

18.   How many windows on this wall of the house?   …………………….

 

AS YOU WALK DOWN LONDON ROAD

19.   Where can music lovers get their teeth done?   …………………………………………………………………………

20.   What do these words have in common:  Skye, Eagles, Max, London  ………………………………………………………………..

 

TURN RIGHT INTO POLLARDS HILL SOUTH

21.   What was the name of the monarch when the letter box was installed at the bottom of PHS?    .................................

 

RETURN TO THE GREEN WHERE YOU STARTED.  You have completed the treasure trail.

 

 

Make sure you have answered all the questions and fill in your details below

 

Name of group…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

 

Contact address/email

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

PHRA membership card number  (Non members should pay a £5 entrance fee)  …………………………

 

Hand in your form and fee at 5 Tall Trees no later than August 31st 2018.  (Tall Trees is a small road between 75 and 81 PHS, opposite your starting point).

 

If no reply, put it through the letter box.

All correct answers will go into a draw at the 30th birthday picnic on September 16th.  The winners will receive an IKEA token to the value of £50.

 

 

 

 

 

PHRA member raises £700 for the Cassandra Learning Centre

Thank you

 Sue Ralph’s sponsored haircut raised a magnificent  -

£700

    Thanks to all of you who contributed much needed funds to the Cassandra Learning Centre

 

Sue’s hair was cut on stage at the Love Norbury by the Sea Festival on 3rd June 2018

The Cassandra Centre is a charity that was set up after the tragic murder of 19 year old Cassandra McDermot by her ex boyfriend.  The charity aims to raise awareness and educate both young men and women about the risks and signs of domestic abuse/violence and to offer much needed support to those in need of assistance. It is based at 1433B London Road Norbury SW16 4AW

 

 

From Jennifer @ the Cassandra Learning Centre

A big thanks to All the women’s from the “I love Norbury knitting club” for raising over and above our target of £500:  A even bigger thanks to Sue Ralph for seeking out us out (local charity)  and raising our awareness locally.

 

 

New Data Protection Regulations

PHRA  has updated its privacy policy, in line with the new regulations =regarding data protection..

The only data we hold on members is as follows:

  • ·         Address
  • ·         Name(s) of householder(s)
  • ·         Telephone number
  • ·         Email address
  • ·         Membership card number (varies annually)

We do not hold any sensitive personal information or any financial details about members

Our email list is valuable to us as the main method of communication between newsletters.  However, you can unsubscribe from it at any time if you do not wish to receive our emails.

You can read the complete policy (currently still in draft awaiting ratification) on the membership page of this website

20 MPH speed limit now operational in our area.

The new speed limit

The new 20mph zone has come into force on the hill, and all the roads between London Road and Northborough Road are now subject to this restriction.  Readers may not know the convention that where there are lampposts, the speed limit is always 30, unless there are reminder signs – like this one - of a different speed repeated on some lampposts

PHRA welcomes the change, and we imagine that most residents feel the same – that twenty is indeed plenty.

By and large,  driving standards on the hill are very good.  It can be quite difficult passing on some of the narrow sections, but there is a high level of courtesy and give and take.  Of course, there is the occasional thoughtless driver, and one or two who are positively reckless, and it will be good if they are deterred.

As we know, limited police resources means that there is unlikely to be a high level of enforcement of the new speed limit, and it is encumbant on all of us to self-enforce, making sure that we, at least, are keeping to the limit.  I hope that one day soon there will be a spot check, some prosecutions, and that as a result, the word gets around.

IT'S SPRINGTIME - YOUR PHRA MEMBERSHIP IS DUE FROM APRIL 1ST

Your 2018/19 subscription will be due from April 1st.

An 'invitation to join or rejoin' will be delivered during March 2018 to every household in our area.  Please take the time to read this, see what PHRA has to offer.  

£7.50 (£5 for pensioner households) either:

  • to your street rep when he/she calls
  • at the AGM on April 12th
  • to Gerry Parnall (4 Highdaun Drive), Mike Netherwood (17 Pollards Hill South) or John

LOVE NORBURY WINS CIVIC AWARD

Love Norbury is the umbrella organisation for the Norbury residents' associations.

Love Norbury has won Croydon's civic award as 'Voluntary Group of the Year'

  • The citation is as follows

    Love Norbury was created by local residents’ associations to promote and regenerate Norbury. Community spirit goes from strength to strength in this part of Croydon because this group puts local people at the heart of everything they do. They deliver a range of events and initiatives, including the ‘Shop Local’discount scheme, which encourages residents to shop locally. It’s also raised over £20,000 for local projects.

The Norbury Knitters - new meetings places and times

The Norbury Knitters are preparing for 'Love Norbury by the Sea on June 3rd.

The group is meeting at

The Moon Under Water every Monday from 7 pm.

Norbury Library on the following Saturdays at 10.30 am - April 14,28, May 12, 26

Darby and Joan Club in Harlow Hall on the following Fridays at 10.30 am - April 6, 20, May 4, 18, June 1 (Corner of Stanford and Oakhill Rd)

Meetings normally last about 1 hour - come when you can..  Friendly informal group all ages who enjoy knitting, crocheting and a good natter.  Most knitting is for public display.  It costs nothing, and wool and teaching will be available. JUST COME ALONG and be sure of a warm welkcome.

Information from brenda@brendaenglish.co.uk or ann.creighton@btopenworld.com