Tag Archives: South Croydon

Zoo to bring their Giant for one last outing at St Andrew’s

An acclaimed and award-winning touring stage production from a Croydon-based company is to be performed for the last time in the new performance space in the St Andrew’s Hub in South Croydon later this month. Advertisements

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South Croydon church becomes an opera house for Mozart

Mozart opera is coming to South Croydon next month. Pop-Up Opera is staging a double bill with two one-act comedies showcasing Mozart’s inimitable style and sense of playfulness. Each performance is skilfully adapted to its venue as Pop-Up take their … Continue reading

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Pollard’s manifesto makes election a question of honesty

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: Four years ago, the Conservatives in Croydon demonstrated their contempt for the electorate by not even bothering with a manifesto. This time round, as political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports, what they have produced is simply not very credible … Continue reading

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Growing concern at staff exodus from Folio Trust primaries

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE on the sudden resignations of headteachers at two primaries which were recently academised The head of a local academy trust issued firm instructions to staff last week ordering them to answer no questions about the abrupt … Continue reading

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Friends of Howard Mother’s Day event, Mar 9

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The ‘Witch of West Street’ takes in another waif and stray

The Shadow of the Teapot is a touching memoir of events that took place in Croydon between the 1940s and 1970s, and details how in those early days of the NHS, an elderly, poor woman took in children who had … Continue reading

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How the ‘Witch’ of West Street showed true care for children

In Croydon, just after the Second World War, when the first flush of newborns brought hope and normality back, Margy was given away at birth to a woman whom local children called “The Witch On The Corner”. Nell Williams lived … Continue reading

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