Restaurant review: Vinoteca Italiana

Posted on July 25th, by Paddy Blewer in Culture. 3 comments

The ideal local Italian restaurant

Time from West Croydon:  12 minutes

1-3 Bridge House, Beeches Avenue, Carshalton SM5 3LG

Imagine the perfect trattoria. It would be fairly run and owned, with friendly Italian staff who care about your experience. You’d start with a selection of Italian breads and a grassy olive oil with a sweet and sour vinegar to have with a first drink. The place would have great al … Read More »

A piece of aviation history

Posted on February 21st, by Dennis Goswell in History. 2 comments

Dennis Goswell shares his memories of Croydon Airport when it was world famous

In the early 1930s my family moved from London to rent one of the houses on the very new St. Helier council estate in Carshalton. It was a great place to grow up in and an exciting event was to first hear and then see an aeroplane overhead. Croydon Airport was, at … Read More »