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Carshalton history talks at Honeywood Museum, Nov 9 and 16

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Wolmar gets up a head of steam for free railway lecture, Jan 8

Christian Wolmar, the journalist, author and transport expert, is coming to Croydon this Friday to give a free lecture on his book, Engines of War. Wolmar, who was the only non-career politician to be shortlisted for selection as a London … Continue reading

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Walks and talkies to mark the Great Fire of South London

Before The Blitz, there was The Blaze. On Monday night at Crystal Palace, there are a couple of public events to commemorate the fire which destroyed the building that gave its name to the area. The 1936 blaze was the … Continue reading

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John Gent collection history talk, CNH&SS, Dec 9

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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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Museum of Croydon event: Blitz on Your Street, Mar 14

The Museum of Croydon is to stage another free family event, The Blitz on Your Street. The event is suitable for those aged eight and over, and will be staged in the Activities Space (next to Riesco Gallery) on Saturday … Continue reading

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Tour museum galleries to discover your borough’s history

The Museum of Croydon is staging regular free tours to explore the exhibition space and discover more about the history of Croydon. There will be free, guided tours on Thursday February 19 and Thursday March 19 – 11am – 12pm. … Continue reading

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Museum of Croydon free event: Victorian Lives, Feb 14

The Museum of Croydon is staging a series of free events during 2015, beginning on Saturday, February 14 with a family event: Victorian Lives. Drop in from 11am to 1pm and from 2pm to 4pm. Discover how photographs and maps … Continue reading

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From Penge to Pissaro: talks that offer grasp on local history

Intrigued by your family history? Interested in tracing the roots of your family tree? Want to find out what your grandfather or great-grandfather did in the Great War 100 years ago? The next talk at the Norwood Society, at 7.30pm … Continue reading

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Light at the end of the tunnel with Subway exhibition

An exhibition to celebrate one of the area’s truly hidden gems, the Crystal Palace Subway, will open this weekend, marking the 60th anniversary since the closure of the high-level station it once served. And there is also guided walk along … Continue reading

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Norwood Society to look at local stories of the Great War

The next meeting of the Norwood Society, being staged next Thursday, September 18, will look at “Researching Upper Norwood’s glorious dead of the Great War”. Jerry Green will talk about the local people who died in the war, their backgrounds … Continue reading

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Men of Addington World War I exhibition, Aug 4

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Shirley Windmill open day this Sunday, July 6

This Sunday sees one of the handful of open days this year at Shirley Windmill, the 150-year-old working mill and piece of living history. Shirley Windmill is one of only four remaining working windmills in the Great London area. Shirley … Continue reading

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Free film show tonight showing development of Croydon

There is a rare opportunity to see Croydon During the 20th Century in Films at 7.30pm tonight at the Fairfield Halls. Admission is free. Croydon’s development between 1910 and the 1960s will be shown in a collection of short silent … Continue reading

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Kenley airfield remembers its Battle of Britain heritage

Kenley Airfield Friends Group is staging its main event of the year today, its Airfield Heritage Day on the Portcullis Club field on the former Battle of Britain airfield site. The event runs from noon to 4pm and is free. … Continue reading

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Cemeteries, the Palace and change: a year’s talks on Norwood

The Norwood Society, which stages its next monthly talk at Upper Norwood Library next week, has released details of its full programme for the rest of 2014. Norwood Society local history talks are held on the third Thursday of the … Continue reading

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The great debates come to Norwood, all on the same night

Norwood’s clearly the place to be if you enjoy erudite discussions on local history, because next week there will be three history talks on offer, from three different groups, but all staged on the same evening. Before Christmas, Inside Croydon … Continue reading

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Going Underground: historians want your Subway memories

Do you have memories of Crystal Palace subway? Did you use the subway as part of the old High Level railway station or when it was an air raid shelter during the war? Maybe you played there as a child, … Continue reading

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Upper Norwood Library benefit gig: Nov 22

Upper Norwood Joint Library will be rocked next week – though this time just by music, rather than any more bad news from Croydon Town Hall. The Upper Norwood Library Campaign is staging a Thanksgiving Day benefit gig from 7.30pm … Continue reading

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