The Christmas Crib on Streatham Common

60 years ago John Taylor, of Norbury, built a crib that he placed on Streatham common, next to the Christmas tree, for the whole community to enjoy. He has continued with this generous act annually & this year, on December 3rd , when he puts up the crib once again, will be his 60th year!

The first crib had an oak floor and a thatched roof made with straw from Chianti bottles that were fashionable at the time.  The first figurines were borrowed but Mr Taylor bought  his own set  the following year & has continued to maintain the crib and its occupants ever since.