Tag Archives: John Grindrod

Our Iconicon winners name their favourite Croydon buildings

We invited you to tell us what your favourite, most iconic Croydon building is, and why, in our latest exclusive prize competition for Inside Croydon subscribers. The entries received included the obvious, and the not so obvious, and one or … Continue reading

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Join us for an evening of Iconicons with author John Grindrod

Join us on Wednesday April 20 for an evening with author John Grindrod, to hear him talk about his acclaimed new book, Iconicon. Put this down as “not to be missed”, but with limited seats available, make sure you book … Continue reading

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Win a copy of Iconicon with your Croydon architectural icon

New Addington author John Grindrod’s latest book, Iconicon, as featured on this website, has been named as The Times’s Book of the Week. And Inside Croydon has five copies, each signed by the author, to give away in an exclusive … Continue reading

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From pavement to skyline, Croydon holds a concrete grip

A Croydon author has a new book out this week, but he could not resist revisiting his old stomping grounds. Here, in an exclusive column for iC, JOHN GRINDROD explains why his hometown has been a lifelong inspiration Croydon was … Continue reading

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Bird sketches out bewitching account of The Great North Wood

We live in a part of London that is ‘a forest remembered in place names’. JOHN GRINDROD has found a book which illustrates the point wonderfully well Sometimes before you’ve even opened a book, you know you’re going to love … Continue reading

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Author wants to speak to tenants who used Right-to-Buy

Acclaimed author John Grindrod is seeking help from Croydon residents for his next book. Grindrod was brought up in New Addington in the 1960s and 1970s, and his experiences have been recounted in the well-reviewed book Outskirts. Grindrod’s first book, … Continue reading

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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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