Category Archives: Ken Towl

How Bedlam is being transformed through arts and walks

WANDLE WANDERINGS: Not for the first time, KEN TOWL’s gone off the beaten track. And with good reason Bedlam, said Colin Gale, has become a byword for chaos, a symbol of suffering and confusion. Gale, the multi-qualified archivist at the … Continue reading

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Croydon’s cosiest pubs for Christmas: our insider’s guide/2

In his selfless quest to find Croydon’s cosiest pubs for Christmas, KEN TOWL is heading into the town centre From South Norwood and Selhurst, arriving in the town centre, so far the Christmas quotient has not risen above 6/10 in … Continue reading

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Croydon’s cosiest pubs for Christmas: our insider’s guide/3

KEN TOWL’s  on the last leg … on his last legs? … as his search for Croydon’s cosiest Christmas pub nears its end The pubs run by the large brewery chains in Croydon town centre certainly upped the amount of … Continue reading

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Croydon’s cosiest pubs for Christmas: our insider’s guide/1

Some Guildford-based small-circulation newspapers rely on TripAdviser listings and remote correspondents based in Aberdeen to provide their ‘recommendations’ of places to visit in Croydon. Not here. We sent the intrepid KEN TOWL out into the winter weather on a mission … Continue reading

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Shirley’s surprises hidden in the heath on Addington Hills

WANDLE WANDERINGS: Under gin-blue skies, KEN TOWL headed for the hills and encountered views that could rival a New England Fall Advertisements in the Sunday newspaper supplements for trips to Boston to see the glories of the New England “Fall”, … Continue reading

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Glamorgan pub plan shows it is asset of community value

The community want it as a pub, a successful businessman and landlord wants to run it. As KEN TOWL reports from last night’s #SaveTheGlam meeting, who needs more unaffordable flats in East Croydon? In the febrile world of rocketing land … Continue reading

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Whyteleafe’s micro-pub is brewing up a success story

KEN TOWL ventures forth to the furthest reaches of Croydon and beyond in search of a micro-pub, which closes at 9.30 each night but before then serves up the best cider in the area An internet search for “radius arms” … Continue reading

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