Heritage Lottery Fund grant unveils secrets of Croydon’s wartime history

Posted on September 25th, by Ian Walker in Culture. 1 Comment

The wartime exploits of Croydon-London airport led to the birth of the aviation industry

Just over one hundred years ago, an airfield was built on the edge of Croydon to defend against German Zeppelin raids during World War One. The Historic Croydon Airport Trust (HCAT) has received a £9200 National Lottery grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to explore that ‘war in the air’ … Read More »



Historic England awards Croydon airport Grade II* listed heritage status

Posted on May 31st, by Ian Walker in Culture. 1 Comment

Exciting progress as Croydon’s centre of aviation and technological heritage raises its profile

On May 5th 2017, Historic England announced that protected listed building status of Croydon historic airport at Airport House, Purley Way, has been upgraded to Grade II*. Grade II* is the second highest statutory listing achievable. It is awarded to only 5.8% of the 400,000 important historic places listed in the … Read More »



Why UNESCO should declare Croydon Airport a World Heritage Site

Posted on June 9th, by Ian Walker in History. 3 comments

The time has come to celebrate Croydon’s pivotal role in the history of aviation. Ian Walker, Chair of Croydon Airport Society, explains why Croydon Airport deserves to become a World Heritage Site

UNESCO, World Heritage, Croydon – words not often seen together in the same sentence. What does Croydon have that puts it on a par with the other 981 United Nations Educational Scientific … Read More »