2014 Floods

Croydon – 2014 in review

Posted on December 31st, by James Naylor in Site News. 1 Comment

As 2014 draws to a close, the editor-in-chief looks back at the year

And so we come to the end of 2014. This year saw the council return to Labour control after eight years of Tory administration and the sudden resignation of its leader, the ‘iconic’ Saffron Square tower become the tallest building in the borough by a country mile – making it (apparently visible … Read More »

She’s a Monroe-esque sort of pond

Posted on March 31st, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

During the floods, @ThePurleyPond brought lightness and humour to the borough via Twitter. Liz Sheppard-Jones recalls how Croydon’s newest water feature made a splash

She cascaded into our Twitter lives on Sunday February 9th 2014, using the same introductory greeting (‘Hello!’) as Marilyn Monroe did in her earliest screen appearance (1948′s Scudda Hoo, Scudda Hay!, a film memorable only for her presence in it). Swiftly establishing … Read More »