Category Archives: Purley

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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GLL lined up for libraries, as well as leisure and pools

GENE BRODIE, our bookish gyms correspondent, on an added twist to the tale of a 20-year leisure centre management contract GLL – Greenwich Leisure Ltd – could be lined up to take over the operation of Croydon’s library service. GLL … Continue reading

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Purley women’s guild to tackle plant lore, Nov 7

The next meeting of the Purley and District Townswomen’s Guild is on Tuesday November 7 at the United Reformed Church. The speaker will be Roy Vickery, who will be talking on plant lore, and handing round real plants to illustrate … Continue reading

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Speakman speaks truth to the council’s powers-that-be

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on a rare outburst of straight talking among our Town Hall elected representatives “Thank goodness someone finally had the courage to say it,” one very senior Labour councillor confided after Monday night’s full council meeting … Continue reading

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Cubs get to cook up a treat at Kenley’s Indian restaurant

A Purley cub pack has spiced up its activities this week with a behind-the-scenes visit to a Indian restaurant, where they saw first-hand how naan bread is made and baked. The visit, to Saffron Kenley on Godstone Road, was organised … Continue reading

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Tories do their bit for housing crisis in their Purley back yard

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on an interesting applicant at tomorrow night’s planning meeting with their own proposal for overdevelopment in Purley Croydon Tories, so often the Nimbys’ friends when it comes to opposing over-development in the borough’s suburbs, will … Continue reading

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Commission report would snatch away Labour’s new majority

The latest report from the Boundary Commission for England carves up the borough into three new parliamentary seats in a most illogical manner, as WALTER CRONXITE reports The Labour Party in Croydon will be hoping fervently that Theresa May’s dependency … Continue reading

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