Category Archives: Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society

Croydon’s oldest society is walking and talking towards 150

As it approaches its own historical milestone next year, when it will celebrate its 150th anniversary, the Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society is stepping out on another series of fascinating walks and talks exploring the wonders around us. Originally … Continue reading

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CNHSS history talks: The Regent’s Canal, East Croydon, Jan 9

The Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society is one of the borough’s longest established and most respected history groups, which organises a range of talks, walks and other events. It’s first function for 2019 is a talk by Roger Squires … Continue reading

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Pictures of Croydon talk, Ashburton Library, Jan 22

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Walking and talking through science and history with CNHSS

CNHSS – the Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society – starts its 2017-2018 programme tomorrow with a walk in the countryside, to be followed with its usual full and fascinating programme of talks and studies over the coming six months. … Continue reading

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CNH&SS John Gent history talk, Norbury Library, Sep 16

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Searching for Woodside history talk, Ashburton Library, May 11

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How a rural market town was transformed in Victorian age

Croydon might be undergoing drastic changes in the next few years, but they are nothing to the transformation which happened in the mid 19th century. In an extract from his book, historian JOHN GENT charts how Croydon was shaped in … Continue reading

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Six-month programme of talks and walks into London’s past

The Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society has seen a lot come and go locally over the past 146 years since it was formed. Now it is looking towards the next six months, having published its programme of events – … Continue reading

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Discover the history of the Purley Way, CNHSS talk, Oct 17

The Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society’s regular series of activities continues on October 17 with an illustrated talk about the industries and architecture of Croydon’s first bypass, the Purley Way. The talk will be presented by Celia Bailey with … Continue reading

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Bolshoi Ballet, Amy Johnson and mammoth teeth all on display

The Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society is staging a series of events this week, its contribution to the Croydon Heritage Festival. On Tuesday, June 21, there is a talk by Carole Roberts, starting at 7.30pm at Fairfield Halls, and … Continue reading

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Digging into the history of Cheam’s pottery industry

The next illustrated talk at the Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society, taking place on Monday, May 16, will be on the discoveries of evidence for a medieval pottery industry in nearby Cheam, given by Clive Orton of Carshalton and … Continue reading

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Walks and talks to explore the area’s natural history

Get your diary at the ready: the Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society has published its programme of events through to October 2016. The packed programme once again reflects the diversity of the Society’s interests. Walks are a prominent feature … Continue reading

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Insights into masonry and memories of Croydon’s lost theatres

The next two Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society Talks offer insights, ancient and more modern. Tomorrow, Monday March 7, the topic is “Rock of Ages: Stonemasons – The Architects of Mediaeval Europe”. Funny handshakes won’t be required to attend. … Continue reading

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Discover the history and lost industries of Purley Way

The Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society is staging a couple of walks and a visit over the next couple of Sundays. This weekend, on March 6, Tom Smith, the council’s former volunteering and learning officer at Wandle Park, will … Continue reading

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Croydon in the 20th Century in Films, Fairfield Halls, June 26

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Free film show tonight showing development of Croydon

There is a rare opportunity to see Croydon During the 20th Century in Films at 7.30pm tonight at the Fairfield Halls. Admission is free. Croydon’s development between 1910 and the 1960s will be shown in a collection of short silent … Continue reading

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The great debates come to Norwood, all on the same night

Norwood’s clearly the place to be if you enjoy erudite discussions on local history, because next week there will be three history talks on offer, from three different groups, but all staged on the same evening. Before Christmas, Inside Croydon … Continue reading

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Heathfield House Christmas Bazaar: Dec 1

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The Lives of Stanley Halls community entertainment: Dec 4

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Council’s secrets and lies over sale of old Ashburton Library

Residents have been outraged yet again at the latest pawn shop move to flog off public property by the wide boys who control Croydon Council, following an advertisement appearing in the local press offering the old Ashburton Library building for … Continue reading

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Pollard ducks decisive meeting on £13m Riesco sale

Councillor Sara Bashford spoke up in the Town Hall council chamber last night and tried to justify Croydon’s sale of 24 items from the borough’s priceless Riesco ceramics collection by claiming that thousands of Croydon school children who visit the … Continue reading

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Riesco objections: Croydon Council’s squandering our heritage

Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society was formed in 1870. It is a serious organisation that does much to celebrate the borough and has been a constant help in showing that the borough has depth and character beyond its image … Continue reading

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