John Fraser was the Labour Member of Parliament for the London seat of Norwood for more than thirty years from 1966 until 1997 when the constituency was merged with neighbouring Dulwich.
A solicitor by training, he worked as a senior partner at the law firm Lewis Silkin LLP, and was a councillor on Lambeth Borough Council from 1962 and the London Borough of Lambeth from 1964.
John was a much loved and respected local MP, taking pride in diligently representing and serving the local community in which he lived and brought up his family. John had extraordinary language skills and was able to greet constituents in almost all of the many languages spoken in the rich and diverse constituency he served. John’s sharp mind and excellent people skills led to him being appointed Under Secretary at the Department of Trade and Industry in 1966, Under Secretary of State for Employment in 1974-1976, and Minister of State at the Department of Prices and Consumer Protection from 1976-1979.
John will be greatly missed by his family and friends, the local Labour Party, the Norwood community and the wider Labour movement.
The funeral will take place on Friday 5th May 2017 at 11am St Simon and St Jude Roman Catholic Church , Hillside SW2 3HL
The first Sunday of every month April to December is a West Norwood Feast day – that’s this weekend 2nd April!
Markets & activities are at Artisans’ Market (Chatsworth Way SE24 9HR), Food Fair (in the garden of St Luke’s church SE27 0DT), Retro Village (Rosebery’s 74-76 Knight’s Hill SE27 0JD), Family Hub (outside the West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre, Devane Way SE27 0DF) and Fresh & Green (along Norwood Road from the corner of York Hill SE27 9AF)
New this year is WiNGiT a performance space for under -20s by the Leisure Centre 1pm to 3pm.
And if you haven’t taken a cemetery guided tour yet – its 2.30pm on Sunday at the main gate .[ https://www.fownc.org/events/ ]
For details see: http://westnorwoodfeast.com/blog/
Our local clock on St Luke’s tower, and key local landmark, is always set at just about 12 o’clock. There is a campaign to raise £37k to get this Vulliamy clock, dating back to 1827, working again.
Trusts have donated most of the money required and only another £8k is needed to start the works. To help get the clock working again please donate what you can through : https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/stlukesclock
For more details on the history of the clock and restoration project see: http://synchronome.org.uk/stlukes.pdf
This Sunday, 18th of December, many of our local churches are holding a carol service: St Luke’s SE27 0HS 4pm , All Saints SE21 8JY 4pm , St Peters SW16 2SD 6.30pm, Chatsworth Baptist SE27 9HN 7pm and Emmanuel SE21 8BU 7pm .
Last chance to have a say on the Master Plan for West Norwood before its turned into a report this October. The report will outline plans for the future of shopping, housing and business in West Norwood town centre. Hundreds of people have already input to the Master plan – many online via https://westnorwoodandtulsehill.commonplace.is/
On Thursday October 6th at St Lukes Church SE27 0HS you can see the latest plans and speak to the team who have been working on the Master Plan for months.
There will be other opportunities – at West Norwood Feast on 22nd October and an exhibition in St Lukes Church from 3rd to 17th October.
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West Norwood cemetery
Over 750 buildings & places, not usually open to the public, are taking part in London’s 2016 Open House weekend .
In West Norwood on Saturday 17th September we have our own clock museum , Clockworks SE27 0JW & tours of the West Norwood cemetery SE27 9JU. Free entry . All welcome.
For more information on buildings & places open over the weekend in Lambeth (and the rest of London) see: