Tag Archives: Addington

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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Residents call for end to planning meetings for ‘cowboys’

One of the borough’s largest organisations representing the interests of residents has called on the council to stop all planning committee meetings until the covid-19 emergency is over – and they have singled out the Brick by Brick proposal to … Continue reading

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Police observe Peak practice with car drivers in Shirley Hills

Ahead of a springtime weekend with warmer weather forecast, the police and other agencies are warning the public not to treat the coronavirus lockdown as some kind of lengthy holiday period, and certainly not to set off for parks and … Continue reading

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How local association member asks for support for Mayor vote

Here is the full text of the email distributed at the weekend by Paul Bearman, who has been an RA committee member and who signed himself as “a member of the Addington Residents Association”: Dear All, I am a member … Continue reading

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Fire Fighters’ Charity car wash, Lodge Lane, Addington, Jul 14

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Bishops Walk and the loneliness of the ‘paper’ candidate

This could be called “The problem with Monks Hill”, or “A Tale of Two Villages”, or “Bishops v Monks”, or “Who Cares?” KEN TOWL takes a walk on the less-than-wild-side, as a “paper” candidate in the local elections Yesterday, I … Continue reading

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LOOP around for buckets in trees and bluebells in the woods

WANDLE WANDERER: At a rare sighting of the sun, and with the promise of spring finally arriving some time soon, KEN TOWL sets off on the latest stage of his exploration of the London LOOP, from Coombe Lane to Hamsey … Continue reading

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Indoor car boot sale, St Mary’s, Addington, Oct 21

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Walkers take a hike today around Croydon’s oldest church

The villagers of Addington and congregation of Croydon’s oldest church are out and about on this damp autumnal day, performing a duty which maintains a legal right, but which sees them actively discouraging people from walking a footpath. It’s all … Continue reading

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Victorian toys by Renia Jenkins, St Mary’s Addington, Oct 28

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London Fire Brigade 150th anniversary open day, Sep 10

Addington Fire Station Saturday, September 10 11am–4pm Come and celebrate 150 years of London Fire Brigade at our family open day.

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Residents say that Selsdon Bog in the Box is taking the pee

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a Tardis? No! It’s the Bog in the Box! This chronic eye-sore appeared last weekend, as if by magic, plonked right in the middle of a residential area,  on Court … 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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Howzat! Girls open a new innings at Addington cricket club

One of the country’s oldest cricket clubs is opening a new chapter in its history next week with the start of a two-year project with backing from The Oval, the Lord’s Taverners and Croydon Council to offer free introductory sessions … Continue reading

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Men of Addington World War I exhibition, Aug 4

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Plan for 300 homes on Green Belt angers Addington

A packed residents’ meeting in Addington this week heard of developer plans to build 300 homes on Green Belt land at the bottom of Gravel Hill. Conservative councillor Jason Cummings told an audience of more than 100 people at the … Continue reading

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Lead thieves strip St Mary’s bare on eve of Christmas

By Andrew Pelling It’s not exactly the Christmas gift that St. Mary’s Church in Addington Village expected. The church is the latest victim of high-value metal thefts that have seen copper wiring disappear from railway lines and an iconic Hepworth … Continue reading

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