Fire! Commemorating 150 years since Croydon church burnt down

Posted on January 6th, by Karen Ip in History. No Comments

One January night in 1867, a beautiful Croydon building dating back to Saxon times was destroyed in just a few hours

On Saturday 5th January 1867, a terrible fire raged through Croydon’s ancient parish church, reducing it to a broken shell in a single night. It was a fire which, according to accounts of the time, could have been put out, had it not been for a … Read More »