Tag Archives: Riesco collection

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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Council’s botched attempt to airbrush Riesco from web history

Croydon Council breaks its own policy and goes against its own legal advice next week when part of the publicly owned Riesco Collection of precious Chinese porcelain, which was given to the borough by Raymond Riesco half a century ago, … Continue reading

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Costs force campaign to abandon Riesco legal case

The battle to stop what is widely believed to be the unlawful sale of some of the most valuable pieces from the Riesco Collection by Croydon Council is over. In a statement issued by local campaigners, Charlotte Davies, chair of … 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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Council’s deputy continues to lie about Riesco Collection

With Croydon Council’s “unethical” auction of 24 pieces of the Riesco Collection of precious porcelain now barely a month away, there has been no let-up in the deceit being spouted about the disposal by Tim Pollard, the deputy leader of … Continue reading

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Arts Council finds cracks in Croydon’s crockery sale scam

Croydon Council’s secret scheme to flog off parts of the publicly owned Riesco Collection of ancient China and ceramics – first revealed by Inside Croydon – might yet end up costing the council millions. That is the implicit threat, of … Continue reading

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