About the Author:
Steve Grindlay is a local historian who has lived in Sydenham for over 35 years. He sits on the Conservation Committee of the Sydenham Society where he advises on planning applications and the historical background of buildings of interest in the area. He has written many articles and regularly gives talks on local history. His work in the library and his ‘insider’ view of the secure environment which houses this unique and valuable collection had fired his imagination, and he began to immerse himself in the local history of Sydenham and Forest Hill. Steve is retired, and lives with his wife in Sydenham, South East London.