Category Archives: History

Sutton forced to remove Silent Soldiers after vandalism

Sutton Council has been forced to remove its “Silent Soldiers” silhouettes, which were put up around the borough’s parks and public spaces in the past month in conjunction with the British Legion, following a spate of vandalism. Some of the … Continue reading

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Christmas at Honeywood Museum, Carshalton, Dec 2

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Gujarati Yatra exhibition opens at Museum of Croydon Nov 14

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Council planners ignore Queen’s Hotel objections from MP

Croydon Council’s planning department has gone against the views of two MPs, a pair of London Assembly Members, elected councillors and hundreds of angry residents, and has recommended approval of a monstrous expansion of the historic Queen’s Hotel on Church … Continue reading

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Heritage Craft Market, Crystal Palace Subway, Dec 9

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Guided tours of Old Palace, Croydon, Oct 24-27

The final chance this year to tour Croydon’s Old Palace, the historic former home of the Archbishops of Canterbury for more than five centuries, is later this month. With the school which now occupies much of the site on half-term, … Continue reading

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Council’s underwhelming programme for Black History Month

BELLA BARTOCK, our culture correspondent, on the uninspiring offer from Croydon Town Hall It is hard not to have a degree of ambivalence about this year’s offering from Croydon Council for Black History Month. Just like last year, and the … Continue reading

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