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 »

Whither Waddon?

Posted on June 6th, by Sue Harling in Politics & Society. No Comments

Waddon lies at the heart of Croydon’s upcoming electoral boundary review, says resident Sue Harling

The electoral ward of Waddon may be marginal but we’re by no means peripheral to the boundary review debate.

Pity the poor person who has to sort out how to re-distribute the voters of Croydon, who have lacked the foresight to distribute themselves evenly across the borough’s electoral wards. Does anyone … Read More »

Restaurant review: Tigris, Fiveways Junction, Waddon

Posted on August 18th, by Paddy Blewer in Culture. 4 comments

Waddon has become a cradle of culinary delights for Paddy Blewer

445 Purley Way, Croydon CR0 4RG

Time from East Croydon:  25 minutes /  15 minutes 119

I’m sure that my fellow residents of Waddon would agree that we’ve always been poorly served for sit-down restaurants within walking distance of the station. Many years ago there was a better-than-it-had-to-be curry house on … Read More »