In true 'Norwoodian' spirit, the last couple of years has seen a campaign by locals on Facebook and elsewhere to re-open the old building and install the long promised lifts. The good news is that this is now happening. I was very fortunate to be allowed access to photograph the interior of the Victorian building prior to the refurbishment. While my day job entails photographing sleek and polished interiors for their creators, I've always seen great beauty in decaying or derelict structures such as this.
I would like to thank local campaigner, Gill Wing for organising the tour of the building, and Julian Moosai from London Overground for allowing us access.
|Ticket hall with doors leading directly to stairs and soon to the lifts as well.|
|Ornate shadows cast by the Victorian ironwork.|
|The ghostly outline of the former ticket booth can be seen against the wall.|
|Inside the tower|
|What a view!|
|The soon-to-be-redundant 80s annexe, over the parapet. Paxton can once again rest peacefully.|