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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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£700,000 Lottery grant to save the Great North Wood

The Great North Wood is south London’s secret ancient nature reserve and conservation group the London Wildlife Trust has just been awarded a £700,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help restore and preserve what remains of the woodland. … Continue reading

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Kenley airfield heritage project makes call for volunteers

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Living history exhibit on display at Stanley Halls: Dec 4

The Lives of Stanley Halls: Theatricals, Community and Entertainment, a touring exhibition, has its special introductory night at the South Norwood venue tomorrow night, December 4. The exhibition has been organised by the Stanley People’s Initiative and funded by the … Continue reading

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Museums Association kicks out Croydon over Riesco sale

The president of the Museums Association, David Anderson, used his keynote speech at his organisation’s annual conference in Liverpool yesterday to announce that Croydon Council has been expelled from the MA and to warn that it will be barred from … Continue reading

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Stanley Halls group celebrates “winning” the Lottery – twice

The Stanley People’s Initiative has received more than £18,000 in grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund to assist in establishing the long-term future of Stanley Halls in South Norwood. The Stanley People’s Initiative is a group of local people committed … Continue reading

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Community group rejects Crystal Palace plan as “a fantasy”

The leadership of a respected local community group has dismissed the sketchy scheme by a Chinese businessman to build a vast new Crystal Palace over part of the park as “a fantasy”. They have also expressed the fear that while … Continue reading

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Arts Council chief says Croydon “short-sighted” on Riesco

Alan Davey, the chief executive of the Arts Council of England, has today accused Croydon Council of being “short-sighted” over its pawn-shop sale of 24 items from the publicly owned Riesco Collection. Davey also promised to argue further with Tory-run … Continue reading

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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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Playwriting Festival lives on after Warehouse closure

The International Playwriting Festival which for the past 26 years has been staged at the Warehouse Theatre has found a new producer and a new home. Warehouse Phoenix, a company formed by members and friends of the Warehouse Theatre in … Continue reading

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