Tag Archives: The Blitz

Parish’s dynasty of vergers caring for Croydon for 100 years

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: In another discovery from the Croydon Minster archive, DAVID MORGAN has found the first-hand account of one of the church’s most senior lay officials which covers much of the history of the 20th Century When Frank Butler retired … Continue reading

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Special offer: Win a signed copy of new book Britain 1940

Inside Croydon, in conjunction with publishers Pen and Sword Books and award-winning author Anton Rippon, are delighted to be able to offer two copies of his latest book in an exclusive competition for this website’s subscribers. And all readers can … Continue reading

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Britain 1940: The day that bombs rained down on Croydon

ANTON RIPPON, the author of a new book published to mark the 80th anniversary of the Blitz, explains how deadly bombs dropped on Croydon provided the ‘realisation that the war had finally come to London’ They called it the Phoney … 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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