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The ‘cool kids’ are taking a shine to Croydon again

Posted on September 6th, by James Naylor in Politics & Society. No Comments

The Citizen’s Editor-in-Chief and founder of Croydon Tours takes a sceptical look at Croydon’s newfound trendiness

There actually being a Croydon National Trust guidebook, it is safe to say, would be a dream come true for me. One of the things that I enjoy boring my friends, media pundits, fellow editors, writers, and just about anyone that will listen with is that Croydon is a lot more … Read More »



National Trust announces Edge City Croydon

Posted on July 5th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

From Friday 15th until Sunday 24th July, National Trust London will run guided tours of Croydon as part of an event to publicise the borough’s post-war social, political and architectural heritage.

Release begins: This July, National Trust London delves into the contemporary heritage of Croydon and shines a spotlight on the borough as one of the most important examples of the post-war ambition to build a new society. Hot on the … Read More »



Have you heard what they’re saying about Croydon?

Posted on June 8th, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. 4 comments

What debt does urban civilisation owe to Croydon? Bernadette Fallon on wrangling, rebuttal and getting supermodels on the record

Mention the word ‘Croydon’ to someone and you’re likely to get one of three reactions:

(a) fiercely dismissive – “Croydon”, said in the tone of voice one might use when discussing the inner circles of Hell

(b) fiercely protective – “are you having a … Read More »



Event review: Croydon Till I Die, at Bookseller Crow, Crystal Palace, Thursday May 21st

Posted on May 26th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. 2 comments

Militant Cronx dweller Liz Sheppard-Jones gets to grips with suburban identity

I woke up on the morning of Friday 8th May with a strong desire to place the British electorate on a giant collective naughty step, there to consider how its behaviour and attitudes could be improved. And, at the end of a fascinating evening at the Bookseller Crow store on Westow Street, Crystal Palace, I wanted … Read More »