Tag Archives: Croydon Museum

Time travellers invited to museum for Croydon Recreated

The Museum of Croydon has been transformed into a form of time-travelling Tardis, ready to transport visitors back 100 years or more. An exhibition, Croydon Recreated, uses three of the museum’s collections to explore what Croydon was like at the … Continue reading

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Boris, the NFL, libraries and precious crockery: iC’s 2013

As we approach 2014 and all that may have to offer, here’s the 10 most-read iC articles of 2013 – an eclectic mix of politics, exclusive news stories, sport, arts reviews and controversy. With more than half a million page views … Continue reading

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“Unethical” Croydon faces expulsion over Riesco sale

Dudley Mead and Tim Pollard, the pair of senior Tories behind the secretive scheme to flog off 24 of the most valuable pieces of the publicly owned Riesco collection of Chinese ceramics – first exposed by Inside Croydon – must … Continue reading

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Council report admits overwhelming opposition to Riesco sale

This is how “consultation” operates in Tory-run Croydon Council. The council had its hand forced (through questions by Inside Croydon) to admit that it had already off-loaded 24 pieces of precious china to a posh West End auction house and … Continue reading

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Croydon Central open primary: Hamida Ali

Hamida Ali – recently selected as a Labour party council candidate for Woodside ward – says, “Tackling inequality is what drives me.” Ali, who is an Equalities Officer at the BBC, would put equalities at the forefront of her parliamentary … Continue reading

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Riesco family opposes “unethical” china collection sale

The influential Museums Association and members of the Riesco family have added their voices to the condemnations of Croydon Council’s proposal to flog off some of the most valuable items from the publicly owned and priceless Riesco Collection of ancient … Continue reading

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Croydon Council snubs the Irish as it cancels St Patrick’s Day

ANDREW PELLING reports on the latest cut-back in Croydon St Patrick’s Day has been cancelled by Croydon Council. The council chose another day of Celtic celebration, St David’s Day, to announce it was to put a stop to any Irish … Continue reading

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Who decided Croydon should be an Olympics-free zone?

Have you had a look around Croydon the past couple of weekends? Notice anything happening? No, not the usual puddle of half-dried vomit amid the fast food wrappers and empty beer bottles that scatter the pavements in the town centre … Continue reading

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Cinema campaigners launch petition to Save The David Lean

The latest issue of Shirley Life magazine is now available online, with its usual eclectic mix of local news and views. Among the articles is a passionate case for saving the Croydon Clocktower’s arts centre, written by Adrian Winchester, who … Continue reading

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Croydon arts policy: no librarians, but £1.5m for Fairfield Halls

Two pieces of separate but related news this week, each significant for the cultural fabric of Croydon, and how the current administration is ripping it apart. The common factor is Sara “Book Token” Bashford, who has presided over the undermining … Continue reading

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