The great High Level station opened just 150 years ago on 1st August 1865 and played an important part in bringing millions of visitors to the area. Bernard Winchester gives an illustrated account of the origins of the railway and its stations, its chequered history, and its ultimate fate.
A little video to give you a fun flavour of CNHSS’s day on Saturday, with our stall in North End as part of the Croydon Heritage Festival kick-off – plus a reminder about our events coming up as part of the week.
Tuesday, 23 June 2015: John Hickman and Carole Roberts reprise their popular talk on the John Gent Collection of historic postcards (7:30pm, Theatre Studio, Fairfield Halls);
Friday, 26 June 2015: Croydon During the 20th Century on Film – introduced by John HIckman with old silent movies and live piano accompaniment (7:30pm, Theatre Studio, Fairfield Halls);
Saturday, 27 June 2015: Remembering Croydon’s Past Theatres and Their Performers – Carole Roberts and Richard Norman (3:30pm, Maple Room, Fairfield Halls);
Sunday, 28 June 2015: CNHSS Museum Open Day – please call the Curator for more details, information on our programme (1:30pm-4:30pm, afternoon teas available)
Monday, 27 April – Carole Roberts
This talk will include Grants and other High Street stores in the first part of the Twentieth Century, the effects of the First and Second World Wars on the High Street, the Grand and Davis Theatres.
Sunday 12th – BOTANY WALK – “Early Spring flowers” A walk in Happy Valley SSSI for the first signs of Spring. Met in the car park on Farthing Downs, Ditches Lane, Coulsdon. TQ301571 at 14.00. Led by Jane McLauchlin and Malcolm Jennings.