Category Archives: Croydon Airport

Reader with windmills on his mind wins our tourist prize

Inside Croydon loyal reader Tony Skrzypczyk will be able to lead his guided tours around Shirley Windmill through the rest of this summer proudly wearing a South Norwood Tourist Board T-shirt, as the winner of our latest competition. There were … Continue reading

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Step back in time with an historic Zeppelin walk, Mar 28

Retrace some of the route of the terrifying bombing raid of October 13-14 1915 with Ian Walker, the chair of the Historic Croydon Airport Trust, with a guided Attack of the Zeppelins walk this Wednesday, March 28. Find out about … Continue reading

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Kenley Revival celebrates brave women heroes of WWII

Throughout March, to help mark this week’s International Women’s Day, the Lottery-funded Kenley Revival team is focusing on the significant and essential roles women had during World War II. The project will be hosting a few different activity days, school … Continue reading

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Kempster’s historic airport mural flies in to Croydon

An important piece of historic artwork is going on public display at the Historic Croydon Airport Open Days in 2018. The artwork, called “The History of Aviation”, is a giant mural, 26 feet long, painted by one of the major … Continue reading

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Croydon Airport to stage wreath-laying at Purley crash site

The Historic Croydon Airport Trust will be staging a solemn commemoration in Purley on Christmas Eve, marking the 93rd anniversary of Britain’s first air disaster. The accident happened on December 24, 1924, when an Imperial Airways de Havilland DH.34, operating … Continue reading

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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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Croydon Airport gets an upgrade to help preserve its history

“Getting an upgrade” is the Holy Grail for many airline passengers in the 21st Century, a stroke of good fortune which can transform a long and sometimes uncomfortable flight into an experience to be enjoyed. But now an entire airport … Continue reading

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