Waddon Leisure Centre


Farewell to Waddon

Posted on March 29th, by Paddy Blewer in Culture. No Comments

Why I loved living in Waddon… and why sometimes, numbers don’t tell the whole story

A recent outstanding piece by Liz Sheppard-Jones about how flytipping and wider issues have made her consider the unthinkable (to move out of Croydon) led me to musing on my thirteen years of living in Waddon, before I took the decision to move back to Sutton, where I grew up. I shared Liz’s frustrations, … Read More »



The Festive Gallery: The politics of Purley Pool

Posted on December 18th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 3 comments

‘Twas the week before Christmas and down south of the borough, Tom Black was researching and being quite thorough

Hark! The Angels Cannot Swim

Croydon Council has confirmed that Purley Leisure Centre, colloquially still known as ‘Purley Pool’ (we Croydonians are suckers for alliteration), is to close after a long period of dilapidation. The pool has been in a dire state for some time, with some … Read More »