Category Archives: Museum of Croydon

We’ll meet up again, don’t know where, don’t know when…

Next Friday is probably not going to be quite the celebration of bunting, street parties and Union flags anyone had quite imagined when the usual Mayday bank holiday was shifted to Friday, May 5, to mark the 75th anniversary of … Continue reading

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What’s Your Croydon? Museum of Croydon, Mar 27

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Museum of Croydon Local History Fair, Clocktower, Nov 16

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What A Waste, art from rubbish, Museum of Croydon, to Nov 9

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Brick by Brick to open its doors for Open House weekend

Croydon’s Council Tax-payers will get the chance to see how loss-making Brick by Brick has managed to piss away at least £1million on new office furniture and a real estate sales showroom this weekend. The Brick by Brick shop and … Continue reading

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80 years commemoration of evacuated children, Sep 4

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Croydon Council, which has built no council homes since 2014, is now staging a museum exhibition on council homes

Without a hint of irony, nor a shred of shame, Croydon Council this week announced the opening of a month-long exhibition to celebrate “100 years of council homes in the borough”. “The 1919 Housing Act heralded a huge council house-building … Continue reading

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Windrush Day Thanksgiving Service, Croydon Minster, Jun 23

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Croydon Undiscovered history talk, Norbury Library, Mar 12

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Croydon Scouting to remember war service at the Minster

Croydon Scouting is holding a special Memorial Service at Croydon Minster, to be attended by the Mayor of Croydon, Bernadette Khan, to remember the 66 Scouts who gave their lives in World War I. While many commemoration events were staged … Continue reading

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Council’s official magazine forgets Remembrance Sunday

A former borough councillor says he is “extremely sad” that the latest edition of Your Croydon, described by Croydon Council as its “main source of community news”, has completely failed to make any mention of the centenary commemorations of the … Continue reading

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Coulsdon marks 100 days to Armistice centenary with poppies

Remembrance Sunday may seem a little far off just yet, away through the mists of autumn, but large British Legion-style poppies have already started appearing around Coulsdon and other parts of Croydon. Of course, 2018 marks the centenary of the … Continue reading

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Photographer with focus on peace stages Clocktower exhibit

Seven years ago in August, the people of Croydon watched in fear and horror as rioters took over our streets, ransacking shops, attacking bystanders and setting fire to local businesses. The image of Reeves Corner blazing furiously against the night … Continue reading

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Another chance to learn of the terror of the Zeppelin raids

People interested in Croydon’s history have a chance to sign-up for a talk about how the town centre was among the first places to suffer aerial bombing in the First World War Zeppelin raids. Ian Castle will be giving the … Continue reading

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Museum of Croydon gets its suffrage banners on parade

Croydon residents are showcasing their craft skills at the Museum of Croydon in a London-wide project celebrating 100 years of votes for women. They have joined museums, archives and arts organisations across the capital taking part in the 100 Banners … Continue reading

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Up the Women! Celebrating the Women’s Suffrage Centenary

Croydon Bicycle Theatre Company is staging a special event on February 7 as part of the capital’s Women’s Suffrage Centenary celebrations. They say, “We will be remembering Rosa May Billinghurst, an incredible suffragette who attended rallies in her adapted handcycle, … Continue reading

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Gujarati Yatra exhibition opens at Museum of Croydon Nov 14

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Art and history of Fairfield Halls goes on display at Clocktower

Two exhibits, the Fairfield Collection and The Art of Fairfield, are open at the Museum of Croydon in the Croydon Clocktower from Tuesday. The Fairfield Collection brings together archives and objects collected from Fairfield Halls when it closed for its … Continue reading

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Anglo-Saxon remains go on display at Clocktower museum

All that building work in Croydon town centre? Developers had better factor in setting aside time for proper archaeological surveys – it seems that the town’s ancient and medieval history has left it rich with potential dig sites which could, … Continue reading

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Bolshoi Ballet, Amy Johnson and mammoth teeth all on display

The Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society is staging a series of events this week, its contribution to the Croydon Heritage Festival. On Tuesday, June 21, there is a talk by Carole Roberts, starting at 7.30pm at Fairfield Halls, and … Continue reading

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Godfrey has towering ambitions for Croydon Water Tower

A senior Croydon councillor has undertaken to ensure that the 150-year-old Water Tower will be maintained and says that the council is working “to secure the long-term future” of the Grade II-listed building. A local parks group last week reported … Continue reading

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Eva Schloss to give talk to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Croydon will honour the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and genocidal events which have happened in the past 70 years with a public candle-lighting ceremony and an opportunity to sign the book of remembrance, from noon on Holocaust … Continue reading

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Time travellers invited to museum for Croydon Recreated

The Museum of Croydon has been transformed into a form of time-travelling Tardis, ready to transport visitors back 100 years or more. An exhibition, Croydon Recreated, uses three of the museum’s collections to explore what Croydon was like at the … Continue reading

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Croydon in the 20th Century in Films, Fairfield Halls, June 26

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Gillian Wearing picks barred museum for competition vote

Gillian Wearing, the Turner Prize-winning artist, has chosen the Museum of Croydon as one of the venues at which she could conduct her work, in a competition which will be decided by a public ballot. Wearing is noted for her … Continue reading

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