Category Archives: History

History of the Pre-Raphaelites, Honeywood Museum, Sep 28

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Old Coulsdon park awarded poignant Centenary Field status

Grange Park in Old Coulsdon, which includes one of the borough’s war memorials, is to become the first Centenary Field in south London. The occasion will be marked on Saturday when Toni Letts, the deputy mayor, unveils a plaque in … Continue reading

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Carshalton-on-Sea at the Honeywood Museum, Jul 8-9

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Easter Explorers at Honeywood Museum, Carshalton, Apr 12

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Obituaries overlook Casey’s inspired work in London housing

JOHN HOWES remembers an Irish Catholic bishop who scandalised the church, but who had laid foundations in south London to help find homes for thousands of families The obituaries of Eamonn Casey, the former Bishop of Galway, concentrated on the … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick angers more residents with latest ‘ugly’ plans

One of central Croydon’s few remaining Georgian buildings of note is under threat of being overshadowed by one of the latest pieces of “in-fill” overdevelopment by the council’s profit-hungry private housing company, Brick by Brick. The council-backed developers are even … Continue reading

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Shirley Windmill announces open days dates for 2017

The open days for Shirley Windmill have been published, beginning with National Mills Day on May 14. Guided tours of Shirley Windmill are free, though the organisers do seek donations towards the heritage site’s maintenance. There has been a windmill … Continue reading

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