Category Archives: Museum of Croydon

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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