Heritage Lottery Fund


Where next for Fairfield Halls’ supporters?

Posted on July 19th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 2 comments

The halls are now closed. Sean Creighton urges those who campaigned for a phased refurbishment to continue to hold Croydon’s decision-makers to account

Although its role as manager of Fairfield Halls ended on Friday 15th July with the council closure to start the two year programme of refurbishment, the charity Fairfield (Croydon) Ltd has a continuing life thanks to the £81,200 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund … Read More »



Why UNESCO should declare Croydon Airport a World Heritage Site

Posted on June 9th, by Ian Walker in History. 3 comments

The time has come to celebrate Croydon’s pivotal role in the history of aviation. Ian Walker, Chair of Croydon Airport Society, explains why Croydon Airport deserves to become a World Heritage Site

UNESCO, World Heritage, Croydon – words not often seen together in the same sentence. What does Croydon have that puts it on a par with the other 981 United Nations Educational Scientific … Read More »



Keen as mustard: South Croydon’s heritage, part 3

Posted on March 7th, by Sean Creighton in History. 1 Comment

In part three of his series, Sean Creighton continues to delve into the history of South Croydon to see what should be showcased in the Heritage Lottery Fund bid

Croydon’s urban expansion southwards enabled people to travel into London for work, and to run their businesses. One such business was the Mazawattee Tea Company set up by John Boon Densham (1814–1886). He lived in various … Read More »



Keen as mustard: South Croydon’s heritage, part 2

Posted on February 28th, by Sean Creighton in History. No Comments

In part two of his series, Sean Creighton continues to delve into the history of South Croydon to see what should be showcased in the Heritage Lottery Fund bid

Within the area of the manor was the Haling Park estate. The Enclosure Act map of 1801 shows the division of the land into plots, some of which have names attached. William Parker Hammond not only … Read More »



Keen as mustard: South Croydon’s heritage, part 1

Posted on February 21st, by Sean Creighton in History. No Comments

In a three part series, Sean Creighton ponders the history of South Croydon and what should be showcased in the Heritage Lottery Fund bid

Have you ever been as ‘keen as mustard’ about anything? As a Croydon citizen you have more right to be, because the phrase comes from the brand of the locally based Keen’s mustard business. Being told about Keen’s caused much amusement … Read More »