Surrey Street market


Memories of Croydon, explored in the ‘Wall of Recall’

Posted on June 19th, by Barnaby Powell in Politics & Society. No Comments

An imaginative project marked National Dementia Week in Croydon

One in fourteen of us over the age of sixty-five will fall prey to dementia, that sad human condition where the body outlives the mind. The consequent lapse in mental faculties causes great confusion, anxiety and distress in sufferers and to their loved ones. This loss of short-term memory, in particular, causes grievous loss of control over the … Read More »



Croydon marks Dementia Action Week with a celebration of the Swinging Sixties

Posted on May 17th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

As London’s third-oldest borough, Croydon will celebrate Dementia Action Week by aiming to achieve dementia-friendly status

Release begins: All are invited to a host of community events to support the thousands of people in the borough living with dementia, and their carers.

Throughout Dementia Action Week, which runs from Monday 21st to Sunday 27th May, there will be a series of Dementia Friends information sessions to raise awareness … Read More »



Can Surrey Street survive the help of the council?

Posted on March 16th, by Michael Swadling in Economics & Business. 3 comments

The market is in trouble, and the free market can save it

Ronald Reagan famously said that “the nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help’”. Maybe you can, but I don’t recall a situation when I’ve thought “if only the council could get involved, things would be so much better”. I also can’t think of a … Read More »



Introducing Theatre on the Market

Posted on August 10th, by Florence O'Mahony in Culture. No Comments

Unusual theatre in an unusual, but familiar, theatre space

Hello Croydon, it’s The Human Zoo Theatre Company here: your resident theatre company and arts organisation. We are Flo (Artistic Director) and Roz (Creative Producer) and we are based at TMRW Hub, in Central Croydon (come and say hello – it’s lovely here!).

This month, we are presenting Theatre on The Market, bringing fun and … Read More »



June 2017 in brief

Posted on July 17th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

Last month’s biggest stories, summarised by the Citizen team

Croydon Council responded to Grenfell Tower fire by instigating safety checks

The day after the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower, North Kensington, on Wednesday 14th June, Croydon Council issued a statement to all council tower block residents reiterating safety and evacuation procedures. The best course of action in case of the spread of fire appeared to have been unclear in … Read More »



Use it or lose it, Croydon

Posted on June 19th, by Jonny Rose in Culture. 27 comments

Amazing things are happening in our town, but they won’t stick around forever if attendance is low

“Use it or you will lose it”

This was the phrase that struck me as I read Liz Sheppard-Jones’ celebratory review of the London Mozart Players’ recent performance at Croydon’s only rooftop bar and cinema, Lost Format Society.

Croydon has never had anything like this before – a live open-air … Read More »



East Croydon Cool provides a warm welcome to the cool kids

Posted on March 27th, by Maddy Duxbury in Culture. 14 comments

Let’s help new Croydonians to find out where the cool stuff’s going on

With £5 billion (or thereabouts) being invested in the area, a street art scene to rival East London, an entertainment complex underway at Fairfield Halls, a Cultural Partnership Fund to encourage more theatre, music and art, a Westfield retail development on its way, support for tech start-ups and SMEs courtesy of Croydon Tech City, the … Read More »



Surrey Street Christmas: It’s all about the trimmings

Posted on December 19th, by Jess Bashford in Culture. 1 Comment

What goes with turkey? Some seasonal suggestions from historic Surrey Street market

Christmas time is here and that means that it’s time for lots of food. When people think of the big day, they think of turkey first, and we’re surrounded by suggestions on how to get the best out of our bird. What goes along with it can all get a bit … Read More »



Surrey Street Treats: Honey mangorita

Posted on October 21st, by Karen Cartwright in Culture. 1 Comment

Combine Surrey Street Market’s exotic Ataúlfo mangoes with a couple of shots from the drinks cabinet to give your margarita a twist

The honey mango, or Ataúlfo mango, is smaller and much richer than the typical mango that we’re used to seeing on Surrey Street.

Right now these honey mangoes can be found on many stalls in the market at a great price. Originating in … Read More »



The past was concrete, the future is modular

Posted on October 13th, by Tom Lickley in Economics & Business. 1 Comment

Just as it overcame rigid architecture before, Croydon can now reimagine itself and promote new ways of living

If asked, an observer would be likely to sum up Croydon’s post-war regeneration in one word: ‘concrete’.

But despite being often described in negative terms, it wasn’t the grey blocks which stifled growth elsewhere in the latter part of the twentieth century. Successful urban masses such … Read More »