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We’ll meet up again, don’t know where, don’t know when…

Next Friday is probably not going to be quite the celebration of bunting, street parties and Union flags anyone had quite imagined when the usual Mayday bank holiday was shifted to Friday, May 5, to mark the 75th anniversary of … Continue reading

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What’s Your Croydon? Museum of Croydon, Mar 27

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Museum of Croydon Local History Fair, Clocktower, Nov 16

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What A Waste, art from rubbish, Museum of Croydon, to Nov 9

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80 years commemoration of evacuated children, Sep 4

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Croydon Council, which has built no council homes since 2014, is now staging a museum exhibition on council homes

Without a hint of irony, nor a shred of shame, Croydon Council this week announced the opening of a month-long exhibition to celebrate “100 years of council homes in the borough”. “The 1919 Housing Act heralded a huge council house-building … Continue reading

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Croydon Windrush Celebration, various venues, starts Jun 12

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Croydon Undiscovered history talk, Norbury Library, Mar 12

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Croydon Scouting to remember war service at the Minster

Croydon Scouting is holding a special Memorial Service at Croydon Minster, to be attended by the Mayor of Croydon, Bernadette Khan, to remember the 66 Scouts who gave their lives in World War I. While many commemoration events were staged … Continue reading

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Photographer with focus on peace stages Clocktower exhibit

Seven years ago in August, the people of Croydon watched in fear and horror as rioters took over our streets, ransacking shops, attacking bystanders and setting fire to local businesses. The image of Reeves Corner blazing furiously against the night … Continue reading

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Another chance to learn of the terror of the Zeppelin raids

People interested in Croydon’s history have a chance to sign-up for a talk about how the town centre was among the first places to suffer aerial bombing in the First World War Zeppelin raids. Ian Castle will be giving the … Continue reading

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Museum of Croydon gets its suffrage banners on parade

Croydon residents are showcasing their craft skills at the Museum of Croydon in a London-wide project celebrating 100 years of votes for women. They have joined museums, archives and arts organisations across the capital taking part in the 100 Banners … Continue reading

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Up the Women! Celebrating the Women’s Suffrage Centenary

Croydon Bicycle Theatre Company is staging a special event on February 7 as part of the capital’s Women’s Suffrage Centenary celebrations. They say, “We will be remembering Rosa May Billinghurst, an incredible suffragette who attended rallies in her adapted handcycle, … Continue reading

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Gujarati Yatra exhibition opens at Museum of Croydon Nov 14

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Anglo-Saxon remains go on display at Clocktower museum

All that building work in Croydon town centre? Developers had better factor in setting aside time for proper archaeological surveys – it seems that the town’s ancient and medieval history has left it rich with potential dig sites which could, … Continue reading

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Gillian Wearing picks barred museum for competition vote

Gillian Wearing, the Turner Prize-winning artist, has chosen the Museum of Croydon as one of the venues at which she could conduct her work, in a competition which will be decided by a public ballot. Wearing is noted for her … Continue reading

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Walk into local history with Museum of Croydon events

The Museum of Croydon is staging a series of events over the coming months to encourage residents, young and old, to explore the borough’s history. Out of the Archive Saturdays May 16 and July 18, 11am-12pm Join Lindsay Ould, Borough … Continue reading

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Museum of Croydon event: Blitz on Your Street, Mar 14

The Museum of Croydon is to stage another free family event, The Blitz on Your Street. The event is suitable for those aged eight and over, and will be staged in the Activities Space (next to Riesco Gallery) on Saturday … Continue reading

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Tour museum galleries to discover your borough’s history

The Museum of Croydon is staging regular free tours to explore the exhibition space and discover more about the history of Croydon. There will be free, guided tours on Thursday February 19 and Thursday March 19 – 11am – 12pm. … Continue reading

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Museum of Croydon free event: Victorian Lives, Feb 14

The Museum of Croydon is staging a series of free events during 2015, beginning on Saturday, February 14 with a family event: Victorian Lives. Drop in from 11am to 1pm and from 2pm to 4pm. Discover how photographs and maps … Continue reading

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Museums Association kicks out Croydon over Riesco sale

The president of the Museums Association, David Anderson, used his keynote speech at his organisation’s annual conference in Liverpool yesterday to announce that Croydon Council has been expelled from the MA and to warn that it will be barred from … Continue reading

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Residents demand High Court review of Riesco china sale

Having already been told that they have behaved unethically, Croydon Council and senior councillors such as Steve O’Connell, Dudley Mead and Tim Pollard now look set to have a High Court judge rule on whether they have acted unlawfully over … Continue reading

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Take a journey back in time with Plotting the Collection exhibit

“‘Plotting the collection’ is our first exhibition in the Museum of Croydon’s new Exhibition Gallery at Croydon Clocktower,” the Museum’s website states. Of course, it could also prove to be the last exhibition staged by the Museum of Croydon for … Continue reading

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Arts Council chief says Croydon “short-sighted” on Riesco

Alan Davey, the chief executive of the Arts Council of England, has today accused Croydon Council of being “short-sighted” over its pawn-shop sale of 24 items from the publicly owned Riesco Collection. Davey also promised to argue further with Tory-run … Continue reading

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Pollard ducks decisive meeting on £13m Riesco sale

Councillor Sara Bashford spoke up in the Town Hall council chamber last night and tried to justify Croydon’s sale of 24 items from the borough’s priceless Riesco ceramics collection by claiming that thousands of Croydon school children who visit the … Continue reading

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