Books & Proceedings

The Society has a wealth of publications on offer. We can’t take online sales yet, but do get in touch if you would like to purchase any of these titles. If you are coming to one of our events, we would be pleased to bring the publication to you there, or we can post them to you. Details of getting in touch, and postage costs, are at the bottom of the page.

Illustrated local history books

VICTORIAN CROYDON ILLUSTRATED (2nd ed. 1987) (Out of print)
CROYDON: THE STORY OF A HUNDRED YEARS (6th ed. 1998) (Out of print)
CROYDON BETWEEN THE WARS (2nd ed. 1993) £4.75
CROYDON IN THE 1940s AND 1950s (2nd ed. 2000) £6.75
CROYDON OLD AND NEW, enlarged (1995) £6.75
EDWARDIAN CROYDON ILLUSTRATED (1995) (Out of print)
CROYDON FROM ABOVE (1999) £6.75
CROYDON’S TRANSPORT – through the ages (2001) £8.75
A VIEW OF CROYDON: Postcards from the past (2011) £10.95

Some recent Proceedings

17(9) FROM PALACE TO WASHHOUSE (A study of the Old Palace, Croydon 1780-1887, Lilian Thornhill, reprinted 2003) Please enquire about availability
18(6) CROYDON SAXON CEMETERY (The rediscovery of the early Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Croydon in 1992 and its partial excavation in 1994, Martin Welch, 2000) £2.95
18(7) THE “CROYDON CASE”: DIRTY OLD TOWN TO MODEL TOWN (Brian Lancaster, 2001) £2.95
18(8) ANCIENT WOODS IN CROYDON (Jane McLauchlin), THE MYSTERIOUS DEATHS OF A FAMILY IN COULSDON (Brian Lancaster), and ST GILES OPEN-AIR SCHOOL, CROYDON (Grace M Rose, 2004) £2.95
18(9) THE ARCHBISHOPS’ TOWN, THE MAKING OF MEDIEVAL CROYDON (Oliver Harris, 2005) £2.95
19(1) VICTORIAN THORNTON HEATH – THE STORY OF A VARIED LIFE (The autobiography of Joseph J Elliot, edited by Brian Lancaster, 2008) £3.50
19(2) A FERTILE MIND, CUTHBERT WILLIAM JOHNSON: CROYDON’S VICTORIAN AGRICULTURAL WRITER & PUBLIC HEALTH REFORMER (Brian Lancaster, 2009) £3.50
19(3) GARDENERS AND GUARDIANS OF THE EARTH, THE LIVES OF THE REV. WILLIAM WILKS – OF SHIRLEY POPPY FAME, MARY SIBTHORP  – ADDISCOMBE’S PIONEER ECOLOGIST (AND CAMPAIGNER FOR REFUGEES FROM NAZI TERROR), AND GEORGE CLINCH, LOCAL ANTIQUARIAN (Brian Lancaster et al 2010) £3.50
19(4) GLOW WORMS, FIELD EXPERIMENTS AND SURVEYS 1993-2008. (Malcolm Jennings and Victor Wallace 2012) £3.50
19(5) OF BRICKS AND MEN, RECOLLECTIONS OF HANDLEY’S WOODSIDE BRICKWORKS, CROYDON, AND OF LOCAL HISTORIAN JOHN GENT (Edward Handley on his father’s brickworks and Paul Sowan on John Gent and on brickmaking and brickfields in Croydon, 2012) £3.50
19(6) THE DAWNING OF A NEW AGE; CROYDON AND THE ADVENT OF ITS ELECTRICITY SUPPLY 1881 – 1898 (Ron Brooker 2013) £4.50
19(7) THE HAPPIEST DAYS…?: LIFE AS SEEN THROUGH CROYDON SCHOOL LOG BOOKS (Ron Cox 2014) £4.50
19(8) WINDOWS UNTO THE POOR LAW: COMPARING THE CROYDON AND GODSTONE POOR LAW UNIONS 1835 TO 1866 (Brian Lancaster 2015) £6.95
19(9) CONSUMED BY FIRE: THE DESTRUCTION OF CROYDON PARISH CHURCH IN 1867 AND ITS REBUILD (Brian Lancaster 2016) £4.50
20(1) STRANGE BEDFELLOWS:  CROYDON’S SLAVE OWNERS AND HISTORIANS. (Ron Cox’s final talk to the Society, Sean Creighton on Croydon’s connections with slavery and Brian Lancaster on John Corbet Anderson, 2017) £5.00
20(2) SURREY KILLING FIELDS: THE WARTIME JOURNAL OF A CHIPSTEAD SCHOOLBOY FRIEND OF A GAMEKEEPER. (The 1942-3 journal of Bruce Larcombe, edited by Brian Lancaster, 2018) £5.99

Miscellaneous publications

CICELY MARY BARKER A Croydon artist (Sheila Glyn-Jones, 1989, illustrated) Please enquire about availability
CHECKLIST OF THE FLORA OF THE CROYDON SURVEY AREA (2nd ed.) Please enquire about availability
CROYDON CHURCH TOWNSCAPE (Brian Lancaster, 1997, illustrated) Please enquire about availability
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN The story of Croydon’s War Memorials (Ron Cox, 1992, illustrated) Please enquire about availability

For postage and packing please add £1.50. Email us (programme@cnhss.co.uk) to request a publication.

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