Monday 24th June, starting 7.45pm at the Small Hall, East Croydon United Reformed Church. By Andrew Warde, an official City of London guide. The Great Fire of London in 1666 devastated two-thirds of its buildings. The talk is not only about the devastation of the City but also about its amazing recovery.
Sunday 9th June. Meet at 14:00 at the junction of Tollers Lane and Drive Road, Coulsdon TQ309575. Led by Jane McLauchlin and Malcolm Jennings.
Monday 3rd June, starting 7.45pm at the Small Hall, East Croydon United Reform Church. By John Birkett. This talk looks at the history, planning and some results of the BCBW which is an annual bird race monitoring birds in Croydon.
Monday 6th May. Meet at 14:00 at St Mary’s Church, Farleigh, TQ372601. Led by Jane McLauchlin and Malcolm Jennings.
Details of our events through to October 2019 have now been posted on the website. Check out the programme and we look forward to seeing you soon…
Monday 29th April, 19:45 at the Small Hall, East Croydon United Reformed Church. This talk is by Tessa Boase, author of the book of the same name. Twelve years before the suffragette movement began dominating headlines a very different women’s campaign caught the public imagination: to save birds from the cruel fashion for feathered hats.…
Thursday 25th April, David Sweet Hall East Croydon United Reformed Church, at 19:45. Followed, after refreshments, by the Presidential Address given by John Hickman “Croydon Lost and Found: Recent Researches on the Paintings of Evacustes Phipson”.
Saturday, 20th April. Meet by the Oxfam bookshop opposite Hampstead Tube station (Northern Line) at 14:00. We expect to meet Rob Shakespeare, its Principal Curator, for the first time since he left the Museum of Croydon.
This talk by Carole Roberts will look at the Grand Theatre sixty years after it closed: its performances and in the context of the other contemporary theatres of Croydon, two of which, the Davis and the Empire, also closed in the same year.