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Lunchtime recitals at Croydon Minster, Fridays, Oct 7-Dec 2

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The Sixteen’s return adds up to wonderful music at The Minster

Slowly life, and arts, are getting back to ‘normal’, as our veteran culture correspondent, BELLA BARTOCK, was delighted to discover at a concert by the choral group The Sixteen at Croydon Minster on Monday I was getting impatient. I had … Continue reading

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Canadian air force hero’s sacrifice to help save his D-Day crew

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: The records at Croydon Minster, the register of births, marriages and deaths, have given DAVID MORGAN more leads into local history, this time to the story of war-time bravery in 1944 On Monday, as a detachment of the … Continue reading

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Memorial service for the Queen to be staged at Croydon Minster

Croydon Minster will be holding a memorial service to mark the life and reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at 6pm this Sunday, September 18. Members of the public do not have to queue to attend, but they will … Continue reading

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Grimy Croydon collier who put the wind up an Archbishop

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: It is not only the rich and powerful, and those given the most grand of burial tombs, who always have the most lasting of memorials, as DAVID MORGAN discovered in this tale from an earlier Elizabethan age In … Continue reading

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Closed doors in Croydon for London’s Open House festival

If the 2022 Open House Festival is anything to go by, then when Croydon is London’s Borough of Culture next year, the capital could be looking at a cultural desert. There are only nine venues in the whole of the … Continue reading

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The Victorian tax master who made Haling Cottage his home

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: A badly worn gravestone, now used to pave a walk way outside the Minster, provides DAVID MORGAN with the first clues to a family history of eminent 19th Century lawyers Uncovering the stories behind the names found on … Continue reading

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Church career which led Quinn to the not-so-high and mighty

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: Canon Arthur Quinn, for 32 years the vicar in Shirley, recently had his diamond anniversary of being a priest celebrated in a service at Croydon Minster. DAVID MORGAN spoke to him about Philip Larkin, Ronnie Corbett and the … Continue reading

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Martin How: organist who devoted his life to church music

DAVID MORGAN pays tribute to the emeritus organist at Croydon Minster, who has died, aged 91 Martin How, who died on Monday, aged 91, spent a lifetime working in music, much of it with the Royal School of Church Music … Continue reading

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Mustard keen to unravel the mystery behind Minster memorial

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: Thomas Keen was a hugely successful Victorian businessman whose name became synonymous with an English staple condiment. DAVID MORGAN looks into the life of this generous benefactor to Croydon I wonder how many times over the past century … Continue reading

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Hannah and her sisters: faded gravestone gives up its secrets

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: This week, using just fragments of documentary evidence, DAVID MORGAN has managed to piece together a wealthy family’s history going back to the revolutionary age of the 18th Century Although the stone is worn smooth by the elements, … Continue reading

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Proms composer Demuth’s music is overdue an encore

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: A Croydon-born composer whose works have been forgotten deserves a revival, writes DAVID MORGAN The BBC Proms begins next month. Eighty years ago, in the war-torn summer of 1942, among the varied concerts performed at the Royal Albert … Continue reading

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The long lost work of a master craftsman with the Nelson touch

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: Fine stone memorials, of the calibre of those that take pride of place in St Paul’s, were among the losses of Croydon Minster’s great fire. DAVID MORGAN has tracked down the history of one such destroyed monument The … Continue reading

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Minster choir hits right notes alongside Abbey and St Paul’s

Croydon Minster’s choirs have been named among some of the best-known singing groups from cathedrals around the country as recipients of a special grant in recognition of their outstanding work and performances. The Cathedral Music Trust has named Croydon Minster … Continue reading

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Together! – mass choir concert, Croydon Minster, Jun 18

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Double delight as choirs combine for concert at the Minster

Two of Croydon’s top choirs are to present an exciting joint concert at Croydon Minster on Saturday June 18. Croydon Philharmonic Choir and Croydon Male Voice Choir are performing together for the first time. After performing two sets of their … Continue reading

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Capturing every step of non-league Dorking’s meteoric rise

SATURDAY SUPPLEMENT: A former Croydon school teacher has been ever-present in the relentless rise through the divisions of a Surrey non-league club. DAVID MORGAN interviews football photographer Steve O’Sullivan, who took the pictures… Whatever the dramas involving the super-rich footballers … Continue reading

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The bitter 18th Century court battle over a pew with a view

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: A dispute over where families sat in church was a courtroom cause célèbre in the 1830s, as DAVID MORGAN has discovered Whether you are looking to buy or rent, you will be keen to check out the special … Continue reading

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Energetic Bishop’s first move is to guide the community

DAVID MORGAN on the appointment as Bishop of Croydon of a woman already very familiar with the borough’s many social challenges, and a professed loyal reader of Inside Croydon… A neighbour passed me as I went in my front gate … Continue reading

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This mayor in the Minster earned his impressive memorials

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: In the week of Croydon’s first Mayoral elections, DAVID MORGAN has delved into the Minster archives to find records of the Lord Mayor of London buried there nearly 350 years ago High office, and where someone was buried, … Continue reading

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Croydon Minster free lunchtime music recitals, May 6-Jul 1

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Restoration royal connections of Minster’s marble mausoleum

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: A reigning monarch, a National Trust property, Horatio Nelson, a Westminster Abbey wedding and an Archbishop of Canterbury all get a mention in DAVID MORGAN’s latest dispatch from the archives of Croydon Minster When Croydon Parish Church was … Continue reading

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Victorian doctor’s Australian journey that ended tragically

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: Memorials placed in Croydon Minster are often just the beginnings of DAVID MORGAN’s historical research Visitors to Croydon Minster often comment on the number of brass memorials on the walls. Some ask whether the people remembered on them … Continue reading

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Barrister and benefactor who helped educate thousands

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: There are many lost tombs and graves at Croydon Minster, where the records reveal fascinating insights into the people buried there, as DAVID MORGAN has discovered The tomb of Archbishop Whitgift and the framed remains of the memorial … Continue reading

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How Clara Russell was the Parish Church’s musical pioneer

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: It is International Women’s Day this Tuesday, and DAVID MORGAN (right) has discovered a remarkable piece of archive evidence that shows a groundbreaking female achievement at Croydon Minster 170 years ago In James Hamilton’s books on church organs, … Continue reading

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