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City Commons Fungi Walk, Kenley Common, Sep 22

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Coulsdon marks 100 days to Armistice centenary with poppies

Remembrance Sunday may seem a little far off just yet, away through the mists of autumn, but large British Legion-style poppies have already started appearing around Coulsdon and other parts of Croydon. Of course, 2018 marks the centenary of the … Continue reading

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Guided history walk around RAF Kenley’s airfield, Aug 20

The Kenley Revival Project invites you to join them for a walk and talk around Kenley Airfield on August 20.

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Ranger-guided Bat Walk, Kenley Common, Sep 6

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Kenley Revival Project airfield family history tour, Aug 1

Take a two-mile guided tour with the Kenley Revival learning officer to find out more about RAF Kenley’s significant Battle of Britain history. Hear the stories of real people that worked and lived at RAF Kenley during World War II, … Continue reading

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Guided tour of Kenley’s Battle of Britain airfield, Jul 30

Join the Kenley Revival Project manager on a tour of Kenley airfield, learn about RAF Kenley’s significant Battle of Britain history and hear about the conservation, preservation and restoration of one of Britain’s finest examples of “Impermanent Architecture”. The special … Continue reading

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Cinema backs Kenley history project with Battle of Britain film

As the Royal Air Force marks its centenary today with a spectacular fly-past over the capital, the David Lean Cinema volunteers and the people behind the Kenley history project are combining their efforts to mark one of the most heroic … Continue reading

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Woodland Adventure Trail, Kenley Common, Aug 2

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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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Guided walk among the orchids of Whyteleafe, Jun 10

With orchids close by and often not noticed find out what other beauties flourish here on the downland slopes between Whyteleafe, Kenley and Sanderstead. Meet at Whyteleafe Recreation Ground Car Park at 10.30am on Sunday, June 10. This will be … Continue reading

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Kenley Common Family Open Day, Apr 12

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Four-mile ramble lets you see the wood for Purley’s beech trees

WANDLE WANDERER: Going just off the beaten track once again, KEN TOWL embarks from East Croydon and to check out another multi-park walking route for the weekend I found myself on a grey March morning standing on Platform 6 at … Continue reading

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Purley Scouts’ Jumble Sale, Kenley, Apr 21

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Kenley Revival celebrates brave women heroes of WWII

Throughout March, to help mark this week’s International Women’s Day, the Lottery-funded Kenley Revival team is focusing on the significant and essential roles women had during World War II. The project will be hosting a few different activity days, school … Continue reading

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Santa’s Reindeer Trail, Kenley Common, Dec 23

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Kenley Revival Wartime Christmas Workshop, Dec 18

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Whyteleafe’s micro-pub is brewing up a success story

KEN TOWL ventures forth to the furthest reaches of Croydon and beyond in search of a micro-pub, which closes at 9.30 each night but before then serves up the best cider in the area An internet search for “radius arms” … Continue reading

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‘Silent’ Steve O’Connell scores own-goal with Palace punditry

It’s a question which many Town Hall observers ask, but few manage to answer satisfactorily: just what does “Silent” Steve O’Connell do for the near-£80,000 a year he pockets from being a local councillor and London Assembly Member? Well yesterday … Continue reading

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Cubs get to cook up a treat at Kenley’s Indian restaurant

A Purley cub pack has spiced up its activities this week with a behind-the-scenes visit to a Indian restaurant, where they saw first-hand how naan bread is made and baked. The visit, to Saffron Kenley on Godstone Road, was organised … Continue reading

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A piece of Battle of Britain history is up for sale, at £1.5m

You can now own a piece of Battle of Britain history, though it comes at a cost: £1.5million. To be fair, you do get a rather impressive six-bedroomed house set in a beautiful part of the North Downs. The Garth … Continue reading

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Battle of Britain heroes to be remembered at Kenley

Kenley aerodrome, the most intact RAF fighter airfield remaining from World War II, will be returned to its former glory for a free and spectacular Sky Heroes event on Sunday September 10, showcasing the site’s important Battle of Britain history … Continue reading

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Follow Kenley’s yellow brick road for a high-flying ramble

WANDLE WANDERER: There’s a Bank Holiday coming up and our loyal reader KEN TOWL has found a rambling route of just over two miles which includes a star-gazing observatory, a yellow brick road, the ghostly swishing of gliders, and two … Continue reading

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Kenley Revival is offering an apprenticeship on heritage project

Probably the most innovative and creative heritage schemes in the borough is recruiting an apprentice. The Lottery-funded Kenley Revival project fuses conservation, wildlife, history and archaeology in and around the former Battle of Britain airfield.

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Four residents’ associations join protest petition on planning

KEN LEE reports on growing support for a petition over the conduct of the council’s planning committee Four more residents’ associations from around the borough have added their endorsement to a petition which questions the integrity of the council’s planning … Continue reading

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Kenley Primary School summer fair, Jun 25

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