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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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Croydon Airport wins on the Lottery for Zeppelin war project

The Historic Croydon Airport Trust has announced that it has received a National Lottery grant of £9,200 for its “Fighting for Air: The First World War Origins of Croydon Airport” project. With the money from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the … Continue reading

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Croydon Airport gets an upgrade to help preserve its history

“Getting an upgrade” is the Holy Grail for many airline passengers in the 21st Century, a stroke of good fortune which can transform a long and sometimes uncomfortable flight into an experience to be enjoyed. But now an entire airport … Continue reading

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Digital radio station in crisis as it declares itself homeless again

Croydon Radio’s “live programming” is set to go off-air for the second time in six months. The community-run digital station was forced out of its original studios off Surrey Street by a 150 per cent hike in rents by landlords … Continue reading

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Croydon Airport open day and collectors’ fair, Jan 8

Historic Croydon Airport is staging an open day and airline and aviation collectors’ fair at the Aerodrome Hotel on Sunday, January 8, from 10.30am to 3.30pm. The collectors’ fair promises some 45 stalls. “Come and bag yourself some aviation memorabilia … Continue reading

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Discover the history and lost industries of Purley Way

The Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society is staging a couple of walks and a visit over the next couple of Sundays. This weekend, on March 6, Tom Smith, the council’s former volunteering and learning officer at Wandle Park, will … Continue reading

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Historic Croydon Airport’s open day this Sunday, Dec 6

This Sunday is the last chance this year to visit historic Croydon Airport. Croydon Airport Visitor Centre is open on the first Sunday of the month, every month, throughout the year. Doors open at 11am with last entry at 3.30pm. … Continue reading

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