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Telling the many tales of Croydon minster

Posted on September 20th, by David Morgan in Culture. No Comments

David Morgan, author of Minster Tales, explains how the human stories of Croydon’s historic minster church were what touched him most deeply

After retiring from my role as headteacher of the Minster Junior School in Waddon (formerly Parish Church School), I was asked by the minster’s former vicar, Colin Boswell, to lead tours of the building. I jumped at the opportunity.

Croydon Minster is one of the iconic … Read More »



Croydon’s musical marathon to save the minster organ

Posted on June 24th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. 4 comments

Thirty straight hours. 500 hymns. Croydon Minster’s fundraising ‘hymnathon’ isn’t for wimps. Liz Sheppard-Jones explains why she’s taking part

From 2008 until 2015, I worked at Croydon Visitor Centre. All day every day, people asked us questions and Croydon became my Mastermind specialist subject.

Doing the job, I was struck again and again by how much we Croydonians don’t seem to know about our … Read More »



Traces of Croydon

Posted on February 17th, by Rossella Scalia in Politics & Society. No Comments

Rossella Scalia reflects on Croydon’s evolution and sets the scene for what’s yet to come

“People who do not know better would describe Croydon as a suburb of London; indeed within the last few years it has been officially incorporated in the Greater London area. But it is in essence a Surrey town with something of a provincial character: it is only about ten miles … Read More »