Category Archives: History

Croydon Airport wins on the Lottery for Zeppelin war project

The Historic Croydon Airport Trust has announced that it has received a National Lottery grant of £9,200 for its “Fighting for Air: The First World War Origins of Croydon Airport” project. With the money from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the … Continue reading

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Brixton sewers force veteran car rally on a Croydon bypass

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, on a traditional event giving the borough a swerve The London to Brighton veteran car run, which has been chugging along the Brighton Road from London to the south coast for 90 years, is set … Continue reading

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

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Celebrating William Morris, Norbury Library, Nov 6

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Park friends want more volunteers to help in Crystal Palace

The Info Centre is a great community space in Crystal Palace Park. It is run by volunteers at weekends between 11am-3pm. The Friends of Crystal Palace Park are looking for additional volunteers who would be interested in being part of … Continue reading

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Battle of Britain heroes to be remembered at Kenley

Kenley aerodrome, the most intact RAF fighter airfield remaining from World War II, will be returned to its former glory for a free and spectacular Sky Heroes event on Sunday September 10, showcasing the site’s important Battle of Britain history … Continue reading

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Explore Croydon’s history on Open House London weekend

One of the real cutlural jewels in Croydon’s crown, the Whitgift Almshouses and the Old Palace, will be throwing open their doors next month as part of Open House London weekend, which this year is on September 16-17. The Whitgift … Continue reading

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