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Directors take a 96-mile tandem challenge to help choirs sing

Two accomplished church musicians, leading figures at the Royal School of Church Music, will be setting off from Addington Palace next month on a sponsored tandem ride to raise funds for their organisation’s forthcoming centenary. Addington Palace, another of the … Continue reading

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Martin How: organist who devoted his life to church music

DAVID MORGAN pays tribute to the emeritus organist at Croydon Minster, who has died, aged 91 Martin How, who died on Monday, aged 91, spent a lifetime working in music, much of it with the Royal School of Church Music … Continue reading

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1,000-year-old church’s plea for stolen cross and candlestick

The vicar and parishioners of the oldest church in Croydon have made a plea for the urgent return of two pieces of brass work – a cross and a candlestick – which were stolen from St Mary the Blessed Virgin … Continue reading

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Howley’s long and winding road for final journey to Addington

DAVID MORGAN’s research into Croydon street names finds that Queen Victoria’s first Archbishop of Canterbury was fondly remembered Howley Road is the road where the Tudor Arch stands at the far end of the church grounds of Croydon Minster. It … Continue reading

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Croydon’s biggest slave owner was ancestor of the Queen

It’s not just in Bristol that there are memorials to slave-owners. Even in a Sanderstead churchyard, there can be found links to the slave trade, and to the modern royal family, as STEPHANIE OFFER discovered The hauling down and dunking … Continue reading

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Council to extend conservation area around Addington Palace

The conservation area around Addington Village is to be expanded to include Addington Palace, under proposals unveiled by Croydon Council this week. The Palace was built in the 18th Century, but has historic associations going back to a hunting lodge … Continue reading

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Council sells Addington Palace but fails to say for how much

The Labour Council was elected in May on a platform that promised greater transparency and accountability from our Town Hall. Those good intentions didn’t last long. A report to tonight’s council cabinet of 10 leading councillors shows what just one … Continue reading

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Youth and history find musical harmony at St Mary’s

BELLA BARTOCK discovers some exciting young musical talent playing at St Mary’s Addington’s spring concert For this concert, what a contrast there was in ages between the young talent on show and the showcase itself, the oldest public building in … Continue reading

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