A tale of two developments: Cane Hill and Caterham Barracks

Posted on February 12th, by Matthew Doyle in History. 2 comments

Matthew Doyle contemplates buildings steeped in Victorian history which are set for regeneration

Two developments. Two lives. A shared sense of history links them both as does proximity. One is in Croydon, the other over the boundary in our spiritual home of Surrey. The Victorian era gave them their birth but their future lies in the residential housing market. Unlike the visual migraine of the … Read More »



Reach for the sky, Mr Gove

Posted on January 24th, by Matthew Doyle in History. 10 comments

Local historian Matthew Doyle highlights the importance of Croydon’s role defending London during the Battle of Britain

I like Michael Gove. People of my age do. He is proof that Joe 90 grew up and became Secretary of State for Education. For sure, he has lit the debate surrounding the centenary of the Great War (that’s the first one for today’s #yoof). Like it or … Read More »