Tag Archives: St Andrew’s Church

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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Trains, trams and bicycles: get your tickets now for Wolmar talk

With less than a week to go, there’s just a few tickets remaining for the first Talking Inside Croydon event of 2018, when transport expert Christian Wolmar will be discussing his latest book, Railways & The Raj, and taking questions … Continue reading

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Book now for Wolmar’s talk on the Raj and Railways, Feb 7

Talking Inside Croydon is back next month, with an evening with Christian Wolmar, one of the country’s leading writers and broadcasters on transport. Wolmar will be talking about his latest book, Railways & The Raj, which one reviewer has described … Continue reading

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Sign-up for local author’s book launch, South Croydon, Dec 7

South Croydon writer David Matthews is staging the official launch and book-signing of his debut novel, That They Might Lovely Be, next Thursday, December 7, where copies of the book will be on sale with more than one-third off the … Continue reading

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Christmas services at St Andrew’s, Southbridge Road

Tuesday December 20 at 7pm: St Andrew’s Carol Service For Church, School, Everyone! A service of seasonal music and readings jointly produced by the Church and St Andrew’s High School. A wonderful way to mark the run-up to Christmas. Saturday … Continue reading

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Let’s reach out across walls, instead of building new ones

CROYDON COMMENTARY: For his Remembrance Sunday homily, after a week of tragedy in Croydon, the vicar of St Andrew’s, South Croydon, WEALANDS BELL, pictured left, suggests that we should be breaking down walls Of the building of walls there is … Continue reading

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