Riesco Collection


Five years in the life of an extraordinary borough

Posted on November 9th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 4 comments

The Citizen‘s General Manager looks back on the Croydon that the Citizen was born into, and the one that it now inhabits

What a difference half a decade makes. Five years ago, I lived in Coulsdon, was perpetually single, and the idea of Westfield coming to Croydon was little more than a pipe dream. Now, I live in Balham.

The long-awaited bulldozers might not yet have … Read More »



Will Croydon Council sell off more of its historic assets?

Posted on August 8th, by Sean Creighton in History. No Comments

Sean Creighton surveys a national picture of heritage that isn’t pretty. He hopes that Croydon bucks the trend

The pre-May 2014 Croydon administration sold part of the Riesco collection. The current administration has not adopted a policy that there will be no further sale of items while it is in office, nor has it set up an investigation to review the idea from several years ago to … Read More »