Walk into local history with Museum of Croydon events

clocktowerThe Museum of Croydon is staging a series of events over the coming months to encourage residents, young and old, to explore the borough’s history.

Out of the Archive
Saturdays May 16 and July 18, 11am-12pm

Join Lindsay Ould, Borough archivist, who will be showcasing items from our diverse collections.

This is a free event suitable for people aged 14 and over.

Please book a space in advance as these are limited – 020 8253 1022 or researchroom@croydon.gov.uk

Who do you think they were?
Thursday May 21  11am – 12pm

The grave stone of Raymond Riesco, in St Mary's churchyard, Addington. Locals have reported hearing a spinning sound coming from the vicinity in recent weeks after the council flogged part of his porcelain collection

The grave stone of Raymond Riesco, in St Mary’s churchyard, Addington

Who would you like to find out about? During this session you will learn how to reveal the lives of people in Croydon’s past. Using local collector Raymond Riesco as an example, you will learn how to use photographs, maps and street directories to find out about people of your choice.

Raymond Riesco lived at his family home, Heathfield House until his death in 1964. He collected the Chinese Ceramics on display in the Riesco Gallery.
This is a free event suitable for people aged 14 and over.
Please book a space in advance as these are limited – 020 8253 1022 or researchroom@croydon.gov.uk

Museum of Croydon tour
Thursdays June 18 and July 16, 11am-12pm

Join this fascinating tour of the galleries and discover some of the real stories behind the famous faces of Croydon. Meet Nellie Chapman, the daring lion queen who performed for Queen Victoria and find out why Derek Bentley’s murder trial caused such controversy. You will also explore the Research Room and see how to use street directories, photos and maps to explore the local area.
This is a free event suitable for people aged 7 and over.
Please book a space in advance as these are limited – 020 8253 1022 or researchroom@croydon.gov.uk

Croydon Now…Then Walks
Thursday June 25 3-4pm
and Saturday June 27 11am-12pm.

Led by Lindsay Ould the Borough Archivist. These must be pre-booked using the email address researchroom@croydon.gov.uk.

The walks will start at East Croydon and end at the Croydon Clocktower in the “Moving to London” exhibition, telling the story of Croydon in 1965 when it became the London Borough of Croydon.

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