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About insidecroydon

News, views and analysis about the people of Croydon, their lives and political times in the diverse and most-populated borough in London. Based in Croydon and edited by Steven Downes. To contact us, please email inside.croydon@btinternet.com

Cancer charity’s Youth Convention will have Town Hall buzzing

Croydon Town Hall this coming Friday, February 22, will be buzzing with live music, speakers and workshops, as it hosts the first Youth Convention, a free day of entertainment and personal growth for young people, organised by the Duffus Cancer … Continue reading

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What’s Happened To Croydon’s Birds, Shirley Library, Apr 23

What’s Happened To Croydon’s Birds? John Birkett, an enthusiastic member of Croydon RSPB, gives an illustrated talk on how the borough’s bird population has changed in recent years. Tuesday April 23 from 2.15pm. Contact Shirley Library to book your free … Continue reading

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Paintings of Croydon, Norbury Library, Mar 2

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Local history talk by the borough archivist, Shirley, May 21

Join Lindsay Ould, the borough archivist, at Shirley Library on Tuesday May 21 from 2.15pm for a fascinating talk on the borough’s history through the eyes of its record keepers.

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New councillor sweeps in with series of Hear Autism events

They say a new broom sweeps clean, but residents in Croydon aren’t used to this being true (cough… Veolia… cough). Although that seems to be changing, at least for the autism community. After last May’s local elections, Jerry Fitzpatrick, the … Continue reading

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Music nights to rock Ruskin House, and raise cash for causes

The Croydon Folk Club’s folk and blues nights at Ruskin House continue to entertain and delight, while raising valuable funds towards the restoration of the Georgian town house on Coombe Road. The recent Buddy Holly Tribute Night raised £372 for … Continue reading

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Walks, talks and work days to cherish Selsdon Wood

The Friends of Selsdon Wood have a busy programme of events – walks, work days, and some meetings – planned for 2019, with their first walk coming up on March 9, and the group’s annual meeting on March 25. Owned … Continue reading

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