Croydon Airport Society to unveil ‘Tom’s sign’


By - Monday 21st April, 2014

‘Tom’s sign’ depicts the history of Croydon Airport and will be unveiled at the beginning of May in the airport’s former site at Roundshaw Downs.


Used with permission from Dennis Goswell.

Release begins: “A new pictorial sign illustrating the fascinating history of Croydon Airport is to be placed on the former airport site which is now Roundshaw Downs. Originally proposed by the late Tom Samson, a local man who was a prominent photographer, scoutmaster, and a former chairman and vice president of the Croydon Airport Society (CAS), the project has been realised by Tom’s daughters with the help of the CAS and the generous support of The London Borough of Sutton.

The sign covers the history of Croydon Airport from 1916 through the “great years” when it was world famous, to its closure in 1959. The sign is located at the Purley end of Plough Lane, off Foresters Drive.(nearest post code CR8 3QL). It will be unveiled by Tom`s daughter’s, Anne and Claire, at 11:30 am on Wednesday 7th May 2014.” Release ends.

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