Tag Archives: John Grindrod

Dinosaurs, parks and Concretopia: Norwood’s diverse talks

The Norwood Society’s 2019 programme gets under way at Upper Norwood Library next week, with the first in a series of invigorating walks and inspiring talks arranged by its hard-working volunteers. The Norwood Society’s area covers parts of Lambeth and … Continue reading

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Book now for Grindrod’s free talk on living on the Outskirts

The latest Talking Inside Croydon event gives our loyal reader the chance to hear John Grindrod talk about his new book, Outskirts, Living Life on the Edge of the Green Belt. The free event will be staged on Wednesday, July … Continue reading

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Is an answer to the housing crisis near New Addington?

STEVEN DOWNES reviews the latest book from an author with his roots firmly in the Green Belt outside Croydon Patrick Abercrombie could be credited as the man who shaped modern Croydon. It was Abercrombie who, in that wave of optimism … Continue reading

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From golf to dogging, new book charts the role of Green Belt

It is seven years now since, in a rare moment of inspiration rather than perspiration here at Inside Croydon Towers, we launched this website with the tag line: “Living life on the fringes of London”. That indeterminate, hiatus status, caught … Continue reading

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Croydon Till I Die: taking the suburbs to the nation

“I think it’s the most derogatory thing I can say about somebody or something: God, it’s so fucking Croydon!” David Bowie Authors Bob Stanley, Lucy Mangan, John Grindrod and Andy Miller are staging a series of events this summer celebrating … Continue reading

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