Tag Archives: Ronnie Corbett

Blaze at ex-JLS star’s Spout Hill house treated as ‘suspicious’

More than 70 fire crew and 10 fire engines yesterday attended a blaze at a millionaire’s mansion off Shirley Church Road and Spout Hill in the glitzy Addington Hills. The Daily Mirror is this morning reporting that the house is … Continue reading

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Ronnie Corbett’s club to stage cancer charity golf classic

The Addington, one of the top golf clubs in England, is staging a special charity day next month in honour of one of its most famous members, Ronnie Corbett. The Ronnie Corbett Memorial Charity Golf Classic is being staged on … Continue reading

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And it’s goodbye from him: Ronnie Corbett RIP

Croydon today lost one of its most famous residents, and firmest of friends, after the death of comedian Ronnie Corbett. Corbett, who was 85, had been ill for some time. Figures from theatre and television were quick to pay tribute … Continue reading

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Has Kate Moss snubbed Croydon’s portrait bench?

Mystery surrounds the identity of one of the top three Croydon characters, voted for by the public, who has refused to allow their likeness to be used in a public portrait project. The final portrait for a bench on the … Continue reading

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Benched: Council still can’t get borough’s greats’ names right

It is almost a year since Inside Croydon highlighted another botched PR effort by our council, the staging of a “public vote” on leading figures from Croydon’s past (and present), to provide three subjects for a “portrait bench” on a … Continue reading

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Ronnie Corbett to start Lloyd Park charity walk

Ronnie Corbett has agreed to be the official starter at Mind in Croydon’s charity walk on Saturday May 25. That doesn’t mean it is going to be a short walk, though. Positive Steps will be staged in Lloyd Park and … Continue reading

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Bidders for David Lean Cinema deterred by council delays

£5,000 – that’s the amount of money Croydon Council will have to spend to “re-calibrate” the borough’s own digital cinema projector, after Town Hall staff were ordered to move the £20,000 piece of kit from the council-owned David Lean Cinema … Continue reading

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David Lean Cinema Campaign stages more movie screenings

The Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign is busy again with screenings at the Spread Eagle pub today and tomorrow afternoon. The Save the David Lean Campaign was set up in response to reports on Inside Croydon in 2011, spurred … Continue reading

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David Lean Cinema Campaign announces latest free season

Croydon volunteers are showing council-inspired initiatives the right way of doing things on the big screen as well as with summer fairs. Last year, Croydon Council hi-jacked the name of the David Lean Cinema and transferred its use from an … Continue reading

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People Power IV: Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign

So MP Gavin Barwell’s employee, Croydon Councillor Sara Bashford, has set herself up against Ronnie Corbett and Lord Fellowes over the future of Croydon’s art house cinema. Around 100 devotees of the David Lean Cinema turned up for a public … Continue reading

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Tory peer condemns “meaningless” cut at David Lean Cinema

Oscar-winner Julian Fellowes has added his support to  the campaign to save the David Lean Cinemawith a strong letter to council’s chief executive condemning the closure of the Croydon art house theatre as a “meaningless” cut. Lord Fellowes, who is … Continue reading

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