Why “The Sylvan Post”?




The word ‘sylvan’ [1] has given a lot to mankind - not just a pub in Forest Hill but also Sylvanian Families.

[1] from Silvānus, the Roman god of the woods


I’ll admit that I assumed the families came from a place called Sylvania and wondered where that was.


There’s a Sylvan Hill off of Church Road in Crystal Palace if that’s any help.


I think I know it. Is it this one?



If you’ve ever come across Forest Fr1ends on twitter, then that innocent picture is really not the same anymore.


I thought it was Because david Sylvian from the band Japan grew up round here and worked part time as a post boy there.:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: