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1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for investdrinks.org

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award




Sunday, 30 November 2014

Steve Grindlay: Sydenham and Forest Hill Through Time

The Kirkdale Bookshop and Gallery in Sydenham, London 

 Steve busy signing copies 


Yesterday local historian (London SE26 and SE23) launched his new book – Sydenham & Forest Hill through time (£14.99 from Amberley Publishing) – at the long established Kirkdale Bookshop. Part of a series called Through Time, which already includes similar books on East Dulwich and Beckenham, it contrasts old photographs from sites around Sydenham and Forest Hill with the same views taken today. For instance Cobbs Corner pictured in 1926 is compared to the Corner taken this year. It is fascinating to see what changes and what doesn't.   

 Window display of Steve Grindlay's new book











5 comments:

Luc Charlier said...

I thought Sydenham was, before anything else, a C(h)orea specialist!

Robert McIntosh said...

I couldn't make it to the launch. Did you buy a copy? Do you know how much is new? I have an older edition but would love to get an updated one - Steve's such a lovely person and an amazing local treasure himself :)

Jim Budd said...

Thanks Robert. Yes bought a copy – £14.99 @Kirkdale Bookshop. Plenty of new pics from 2014. Don't know how much of text etc. is new.

Steve Grindlay said...

Thanks for the nice comments, Jim and Rob. I did quite a lot of original research for the book so, hopefully, much of the information is new and interesting.

Jim Budd said...

Steve. Carole was very pleased with your new book and is really enjoying it.