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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

Peace in our times? Veterans for Peace meeting, Oct 31

Sutton for Peace and Justice in association with Veterans For Peace UK are staging a public meeting: NEVER AGAIN? 1918 to 2018, 100 years of war on Wednesday October 31, 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm) Sutton Quaker Meeting House, Cedar … Continue reading

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Halloween Creepy Craft, Honeywood Museum, Oct 26

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When taking to the streets offered a way out of Brexit

KEN TOWL, our non-resident rambler, went on a walk with a difference yesterday, on one of the biggest popular marches of this century, and in some very mixed company The plan was to meet up with some colleagues from work, … Continue reading

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Vile Victorians, Honeywood Museum, to Oct 28

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The Memory of Water, Upper Norwood, Nov 22-24

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Council’s official magazine forgets Remembrance Sunday

A former borough councillor says he is “extremely sad” that the latest edition of Your Croydon, described by Croydon Council as its “main source of community news”, has completely failed to make any mention of the centenary commemorations of the … Continue reading

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Small business given Dobson’s choice by planning committee

Another long-established small business in Croydon is being forced to close, after its landlord decided the retail property was more valuable to them if converted to flats. Dobson’s Upholstery is a family firm based in South Norwood since it was … Continue reading

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