The Croydon Heritage Festival is once again upon us, promoted by the Whitgift Foundation, with a theme for this year of ‘Famous Croydon’. The programme is wider-ranging than that, however, with opportunities to visit important historic Croydon landmarks alongside some fascinating walks, talks and exhibitions.
Croydon Natural History & Scientific Society is well-represented in the programme, starting with a stall on North End for Croydon Heritage Day on 20 June 2015 – pop along to buy our publications, postcards and maps. We’ll be there alongside a diverse range of other Croydon organisations amidst a generally buzzy atmosphere in the town centre.
The main CNHSS events for the remainder of the week are:
Open Day at our Museum in Chipstead on 28 June 2015 – refer to our programme for details of how to get in touch with the Curator and let him know you’re coming;
A reprise of the popular talk on the John Gent Postcard Collection on 23 June 2015, by Society President, John Hickman, and Society Council Member, Carole Roberts;
On Saturday 27 June 2015, a talk on the town’s past theatres by Carole Roberts and Richard Norman.
There’s plenty more as well: browse the Croydon Heritage Festival website, or download the booklet – and check the website periodically as more events may get pop up. The Twitter hashtag is #famouscroydon.