WALK & VISIT: Purley Way Industry, and Croydon Airport

Sunday 6th March – two events, come and join either or both…

Croydon B Power Station (Pierre/Creative Commons/Wikimedia)

Croydon B Power Station (Pierre/Creative Commons/Wikimedia)

First, Tom Smith, Wandle Park Volunteering & Learning Officer, looks at some of the exciting things produced in the Purley Way area, discovers the largest brick built building in Europe, the site of a Hollywood film, giant factories, art deco and the world’s first airport!

Meet at 10.30 outside Airport House, Purley Way.

The second event of the day will be a tour of the Croydon Airport Visitor Centre. The magnificent terminal building, opened in 1928, set a new standard for air travel. It was the world’s biggest and most advanced airport at the time.

Meet at 2pm in the booking hall, Airport House, Purley Way, Croydon, CR0 0XZ.

Airport House, Purley Way (Peter Trimming/Creative Commons, Wikimedia/Geograph)

Airport House, Purley Way (Peter Trimming/Creative Commons, Wikimedia/Geograph)

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