Tag Archives: World War I

Names on Addiscombe war memorial; the real lives sacrificed

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM: Last year, while at an Addiscombe church on Remembrance Day, on hearing the roll call of the fallen, one of the congregation decided to find out more about those named. This is part of what STEPHANIE … Continue reading

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Brothers in arms: Polhill family’s second sad wartime sacrifice

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM: What is often chilling about the Roll of Honour at Croydon Minster is how the same family name recurs. In the second instalment of this latest research, DAVID MORGAN tells of the loss of a second … Continue reading

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Until the daybreak Mother: Four-fold tragedy of Croydon family

As DAVID MORGAN researched his latest article for Inside Croydon on the history of Croydon Minster, he found in the roll of honour of soldiers lost in the First World War one particularly poignant tragedy – Croydon’s very own version … Continue reading

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Minster memorials that tell the terrible toll of World Wars

Croydon Parish Church, as it was once known, contains memorials to service personnel who died serving their country. DAVID MORGAN guides you on a short  tour of some of them As you walk into the Minster, you do so through … Continue reading

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Minster ceremony remembers 75 Scouts who died in WWI

Croydon Scouts, in a ceremony attended by the Mayor of Croydon, Bernadette Khan, conducted a solemn memorial service at Croydon Minster on Saturday, exactly 100 years to the day after their predecessors staged a similar commemoration for the 75 Scouts … Continue reading

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Gordon Campbell VC: Croydon remembers naval war hero

Croydon staged a civic ceremony in the town centre yesterday to commemorate the borough’s only World War I recipient of the Victoria Cross, the nation’s highest award for gallantry. The date was the centenary of the Atlantic naval action in … Continue reading

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Keep the home fires burning: WWI exhibit extended to April

And some said it would be over by Christmas… The acclaimed Remembering 1916 exhibition at Whitgift School, which was due to close yesterday, has had its run extended until April 2017. Since the exhibit, comprising of hundreds of artefacts from … Continue reading

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100 years on from the start of the Somme: We remember them

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World War I Centenary Concert, Ruskin House, Nov 2

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Norwood Society to look at local stories of the Great War

The next meeting of the Norwood Society, being staged next Thursday, September 18, will look at “Researching Upper Norwood’s glorious dead of the Great War”. Jerry Green will talk about the local people who died in the war, their backgrounds … Continue reading

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World War I memorial service, Coulsdon Memorial Park, Aug 24

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Men of Addington World War I exhibition, Aug 4

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Poppy Cafe, Coulsdon re-opening: Nov 9

The long-awaited Poppy Café at Coulsdon Memorial Ground will be opened officially on Saturday November 9. The café will be holding an event from 10am to 3pm in the form of a Discovery Trail inviting people to find out more … Continue reading

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