Category Archives: History

Women In The Frame exhibit, Honeywood Museum, from Mar 21

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Council should block Hunt’s £1bn NHS cuts says Assembly

Candidates in May’s Town Hall elections are today being called upon to pledge to block any attempt to impose £1billion-worth of cuts to the NHS in south London. The Croydon Assembly is meeting today at Ruskin House to discuss cuts … Continue reading

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Council flogs off Addington Hills cooling station on the cheap

While Croydon Council continues to push through schemes that concrete-over playing fields and public parks – Queen’s Gardens, at Coombe Wood and the site next to Ruskin House – yesterday saw the buffoons who handle the borough’s public property manage … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick ignore public again over Coombe Road scheme

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Today is your last chance to lodge comments – supportive or objecting – to the planning application from the council’s Brick by Brick house-builder to squeeze eight one-bed flats and a three-bedroomed house on a corner of open … Continue reading

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Mini-Explorers 100 Year Vote, Honeywood Museum, May 30

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Pankhurst plays part in HMRC’s Suffrage Flag relay in Croydon

A human chain of 56 people delivered the Suffrage Flag to Croydon yesterday. HM Revenue and Customs staff – and some of their children on half-term holiday – joined the flag relay from East Croydon Station to the nearby office … Continue reading

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How the ‘Witch’ of West Street showed true care for children

In Croydon, just after the Second World War, when the first flush of newborns brought hope and normality back, Margy was given away at birth to a woman whom local children called “The Witch On The Corner”. Nell Williams lived … Continue reading

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