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Hundreds march through South Norwood to support Grenfell

More than 300 people, plus TV crews and newspaper reporters, turned out in South Norwood last night to show solidarity with Grenfell and reject racism. But who was the only one to talk to the reporter from The Sun? KEN … Continue reading

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There’s a real art to life drawing in a draughty church hall

For a borough whose politicians claim that ‘art is at the heart of regeneration’, it seems that the world’s biggest drawing festival has passed Croydon by. But KEN TOWL managed to track down a well-established group of artists who show … Continue reading

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When taking to the streets offered a way out of Brexit

KEN TOWL, our non-resident rambler, went on a walk with a difference yesterday, on one of the biggest popular marches of this century, and in some very mixed company The plan was to meet up with some colleagues from work, … Continue reading

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How to climb a Surrey hill and see a view from a mountain top

WANDLE WANDERER: For this August bank holiday weekend, our non-resident rambler KEN TOWL, pictured left, suffered a hair-raising experience in his quest to scale the highest point in south-east England A handful of us at work have been challenged by … Continue reading

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Following the footsteps of DH Lawrence to the end of the LOOP

WANDLE WANDERER: There’s a slight end-of-term feel to our non-resident rambler, KEN TOWL, as he sets off on what for him is the final Croydon stage of the London Orbital walk, the LOOP. He’s even walked straight past a pub … Continue reading

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Football-free walk takes in murder, rare orchids and the stars

WANDLE WANDERER: It’s a couple of months since our non-resident rambler, KEN TOWL, reached Hamsey Green on the fourth section of the London Orbital walk, the LOOP. On Sunday lunchtime, he picked up where he left off, and headed in … Continue reading

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London Bridge isn’t falling down – it’s a place full of life

WANDLE WANDERER: Our intrepid rambler, KEN TOWL, doesn’t just take on walks around the countryside near Croydon. He’s happy to do a pub crawl in an area that ought to be within easy reach by train Last week was saw … Continue reading

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