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Event review: Croydon’s evolution

Posted on July 14th, by Charles Barber in History. 11 comments

Dodgy microphones did not spoil an engaging and detailed journey through the borough’s varied and innovative history, but where were the audience questions?

The banqueting hall of the Old Palace School was an appropriately historical location for a discussion on the evolution of Croydon. Expertly hosted by James Naylor, who was a combination of both chairman and compere, the evening consisted of a guided … Read More »



Print archive: September 2016 – Edgy City

Posted on October 4th, by The Croydon Citizen in Not featured, Politics & Society. No Comments

Croydon’s rich architectural history was celebrated by tours organised by the National Trust, sparking discussion of our town’s heritage and future

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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 »



News in brief summer 2016

Posted on September 5th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The big stories of the summer, summarised for your convenience by the Citizen team

Croydon voted to remain in the European Union

The debate over staying in or leaving the EU raged across the UK in the first half of this year, and Croydon saw its share of skirmishes between the campaigns. Street stalls from all sides were regularly present, with non-political groups also holding events to discuss … Read More »



Review: National Trust ‘Edge City: Croydon’ tour

Posted on July 27th, by Bonnie Stephensmith in History. 1 Comment

What happens on tour stays on tour? Breaking all the rules, Bonnie Stephensmith reveals what happened on the National Trust’s Edge City: Croydon Tours

The popularity of the National Trust’s latest venture meant many people missed the opportunity to explore Croydon. My inner-London friends were dismayed the tours were on for just eight days – and sold out so quickly. So, I’m going to break the code – … Read More »



‘I would make Croydon better by…’ – December 2015′s suggestions

Posted on December 22nd, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

How could Croydon be improved? We want your suggestions today! Email us at editors@thecroydoncitizen.com

Last year we launched a campaign to get your suggestions to make Croydon a better place. Why? From the beginning, a big part of the Citizen has been about proposing concrete, achievable solutions to the town’s problems. We want to involve readers on a larger scale than ever and give everyone … Read More »



Industrial heritage on the banks of the Wandle

Posted on October 20th, by Sean Creighton in History. 1 Comment

Sean Creighton tells the story of the river Wandle past and present

6th July last year saw the Wandle Park Revival Community Day celebrating the regeneration of this Croydon park. This followed work on the restoration of the River Wandle, which was broken out from a concrete culvert beneath the park. Now it’s the turn of the nearby Waddon Ponds to have money spent on … Read More »