Horniman Museum

Peace and anti-war campaigning in Croydon from 1816

Posted on August 24th, by Sean Creighton in History. No Comments

Croydon has always been a home for those who yearn for peace

A big thanks is due to Katie Rose for conceiving and organising the recent Festival of Peace. It revives with a modern, contemporary approach the Peace Weeks that were held in Croydon in the 1920s and ’30s. And it carries on the tradition of Croydon-based folk singers, Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, who provided the … Read More »

Seventeen fun things for kids to do this summer (that you might not have thought of)

Posted on July 13th, by Pamela Virgo in Culture. 1 Comment

The summer holidays start this week, and there’s lots to do in Croydon that doesn’t cost a lot, says Pamela Virgo

If you’re under 7

Whitgift Weenies Club: robots and aliens in the Whitgift Centre! www.thewhitgiftcroydon.co.uk/weenies
inflatable disco dome and bouncy castle at London Road Carnival, Sunday 19th July. www.ambitionfest.com/other-croydon-festivals
Deen City Farm (Phipps Bridge tramstop) has animals from goats to guinea pigs. Entry is free. www.deencityfarm.co.uk
love your local library: free storytime … Read More »