Tag Archives: Ken Towl

A gentle amble across two hemispheres, and a giant mystery

WANDLE WANDERER: After the first Inside Croydon guided walk, editor STEVEN DOWNES rambles on more than usual (if that were possible) What is it? A simple enough question, but one that none of our number could answer. Perhaps 12-foot across, … Continue reading

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More savour-me-slowly than kiss-me-quick at Bauhaus-on-Sea

KEN TOWL’s been on his travels again, discovering a potential excursion to… Bexhill With a cluster of bank holidays approaching, and the weather, tentatively, getting warmer, it is time to start planning a trip or, as Chaucer put it in … Continue reading

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READER OFFER: Join us for Ken Towl’s Magical Mystery Tour

Inside Croydon’s non-resident rambler is off on his travels again soon. And this time, he’s giving iC’s loyal readers the chance to tag along for the trip. Saturday, April 6, will be Inside Croydon’s first public guided walk, with Ken … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: The six-month saga to get one bin changed

CROYDON COMMENTARY: We appear to have a new version of the ‘how many people does it take to change a light-bulb’ gag here in Croydon… Only this one, inevitably, involves the bins. From the recent experience of KEN TOWL, pictured, … Continue reading

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Turkish flavours provide some added spice on the high street

Good service, tasty coffee, delicious cakes and great bread. KEN TOWL discovered there’s plenty to enjoy in the newest shop in Addiscombe I sit drinking a Turkish coffee while Ilyas serves a customer, a Glaswegian, if my accent-detector is tuned … Continue reading

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Turf’s reflections on Croydon tend to mirror another reality

KEN TOWL reflects on an exhibition which appears to show that Croydon is often better at playing other locations than playing itself… Turf Projects’ latest exhibition (open until March 2) is Harold Offeh’s “Croydon Plays Itself”. The title makes reference … Continue reading

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Board games cafe Ludoquist has found a winning formula

The game’s up for KEN TOWL, who after trying to Monopoly-se a weekend night out, at first didn’t have a Cluedo where to go, but went on a Trivial Pursuit for a new venue and after a final roll of … Continue reading

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