Tag Archives: David Morgan

Church organist became recording star of the Roaring Twenties

MARVELS OF THE MINSTER: In his latest trawl through the archives, DAVID MORGAN unearths the story of how the organist of what was then known as Croydon Parish Church enjoyed a career as one of the country’s foremost performers F … Continue reading

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All hail to the ale! Raise your Toby jug to celebrate VE Day

  The ingeniousness of Inside Croydon readers knows no ends. First, David Morgan digs out the story behind a prolific 18th-century poet and lyricist, Francis Fawkes. Fawkes happened to be the curate of Croydon parish church – known these days … Continue reading

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The curate of Croydon best known for his drinking song

In his latest discovery from Croydon Minster, DAVID MORGAN has found in the vaults how one of the parish’s priests became a celebrated poet whose work might still be heard in a popular song of the last century When the … Continue reading

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Howzat! Geary’s Minster wedding saw Surrey bats raised high

Across the country, cricketers of all standards would normally have been going through their paces, getting their eye in, in their last net before the start of the season. For Surrey CCC, it was to have marked a very special … Continue reading

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From Civil War to rebellion, Croydon’s bishops to the fore

Upon his death in 1604, John Whitgift became the second Archbishop of Canterbury to be buried at Croydon Parish Church. Here, DAVID MORGAN relates how a further four of the most powerful churchmen in England would be laid to rest … Continue reading

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How Elizabeth I’s favourite archbishop became ‘Mr Croydon’

Croydon’s history is intertwined with the Archbishops of Canterbury, with six of them buried at Croydon Minster. Here DAVID MORGAN explains how two of the most powerful men in the country managed to survive the turbulent times of Tudor England … Continue reading

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Minster’s priest who served colleges, court and archbishops

The Archbishop’s Palace in Croydon helped to place the town at the centre of church and state affairs throughout some turbulent periods of history, as DAVID MORGAN discovers through the life and work of one medieval figure who was buried … Continue reading

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