Step back in time with an historic Zeppelin walk, Mar 28

Croydon was one of the first places to suffer an air raid, from Zeppelins in 1915

Retrace some of the route of the terrifying bombing raid of October 13-14 1915 with Ian Walker, the chair of the Historic Croydon Airport Trust, with a guided Attack of the Zeppelins walk this Wednesday, March 28.

Find out about the impact of this raid on the people on the ground and the public call for improved air defences, leading to the establishment of Croydon and Beddington aerodrome.

The walk, which lasts around an hour and a half, starts from the corner of Edridge Road at 6pm, finishing at Stretton Rd.

Please come dressed in appropriate shoes and be prepared for all weathers.

Click here to register for your place.

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1 Response to Step back in time with an historic Zeppelin walk, Mar 28

  1. Thank you Inside Croydon for publicising this heritage event that was ably led by Ian Walker of Waddon’s Croydon Airport Trust, this evening. So much terror visited on Croydon across the town centre to Addiscombe that led, amongst other things, to the Beddington aerodrome and then Waddon aerodrome being established in defence.

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