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Pollard ducks decisive meeting on £13m Riesco sale

Councillor Sara Bashford spoke up in the Town Hall council chamber last night and tried to justify Croydon’s sale of 24 items from the borough’s priceless Riesco ceramics collection by claiming that thousands of Croydon school children who visit the … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Coulsdon East, Croydon Council, Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society, Donald Speakman, Dudley Mead, Education, Fairfield Halls, Jan Buttinger, Jeet Bains, Julie Belvir, Kenley, Purley, Riesco Collection, Sara Bashford, Selsdon & Ballards, Simon Hall, Steve O'Connell, Stuart Collins, Terry Lenton, Tim Pollard, Toni Letts, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Riesco objections: Croydon Council’s squandering our heritage

Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society was formed in 1870. It is a serious organisation that does much to celebrate the borough and has been a constant help in showing that the borough has depth and character beyond its image … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society, Fairfield Halls, Riesco Collection, Tim Pollard | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Priceless: Nailing the council’s lies over Riesco sale

HAMIDA ALI sets the record straight on the some of the deceits and outright untruths put forward by Croydon Council leader Mike Fisher and others to try to justify flogging off the borough’s heritage To quote Indiana Jones – it … Continue reading

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Croydon’s secret plan to flog £13m-worth of Riesco Collection

Maybe someone at Croydon Council does have a sense of irony, however twisted. Because no sooner is a local antiques dealer installed as the borough’s Mayor, than it emerges that Croydon’s Conservative-run council is secretly trying to flog off two … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Art, Croydon Council, David Lean Cinema Campaign, Dudley Mead, Fairfield Halls, History, Margaret Mead, Riesco Collection, Theatre, URV, Warehouse Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 16 Comments