Sir James Marshall

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 »

Political Croydon: The Sixties

Posted on February 11th, by David White in History. 7 comments

In the first of a new series, Croydon resident and political animal David White recalls what Croydon’s political scene was like fifty years ago

My first real memory of politics in Croydon is the 1959 general election. Nationally the Conservative Macmillan government was standing for re-election under the slogan “You’ve never had it so good”. The Labour Party, under Hugh Gaitskell, was the only real … Read More »