130 Route | Individual Bus Stop Tracks

Croydon, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom; Thornton Heath, England, United Kingdom
Distance: 4 km
by South Norwood Audio Tours

130 Route | Individual Bus Stop Tracks - Cya On The Road

The idea behind this audio tour was to broaden the concept of a bus journey. Transport becoming not just a means of arrival, but the object of tourist interest in itself – the journey being just as important as the destination. The concept expands the scope of tourist interest away from central London and explores the history and cultures of lesser-known areas.The tour includes South Norwood’s past history as brickfields and dairy farms, and where to find 125 acres of hidden green space behind Portland Road. Hear how the Suffragette movement touched this part of South Norwood at the historic Clock Tower, and where a former home of Sherlock Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle is to be found. Find out too about the the home of Crystal Palace FC, Selhurst Stadium, which used to be almost wholly open to the elements! Follow the route down to Thornton Heath via the studios of one of the world's most famous Dubstep artists, 'Mad Professor’.130 Tour InstructionsTo begin your tour, board the bus at stop 'WN' Woodside Tram Stop, located close to Woodside Tram Station, at the corner of Ashburton Park. Before boarding the bus, tap start to activate the audio tour. The clips will automatically play at each point of interest on the map. Board the bus and, if possible, sit on the left hand side. The tour ends at bus stop 'H' Thornton Heath Clock Tower.Please note: this tour does not claim to give a comprehensive account of South Norwood, but offers snippets of stories from local people talking about a selection of the area's highlights.The recordings on this audioguide were captured by myself between March and April 2015.Lastly, please also note that there are references to locations and descriptions of landmarks at the time of making that may change in future.

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