TALK AT THE MUSEUM OF CROYDON: Croydon in postcards from the past

Saturday 14th March

Starting 2.00pm

Research Room, Museum of Croydon, Croydon Clocktower

A talk by John Hickman and Carole Roberts, to accompany the exhibition now in the Croydon Clocktower Croydon through the lens of Charles Harrison Price which will run until 2nd May. In this exhibition sponsored by Croydon Council, CNHSS and the Bourne Society in collaboration have produced images from the John Gent Postcard Collection by Croydon photographer Charles Harrison Price (1870-1946).  This is part of Museum of Croydon’s year-long ‘What’s Your Croydon?’ temporary exhibition programme led by local artists, organisations and communities to stage their own creative exhibitions in response to Museum of Croydon collections.

The talk will cover postcards in the John Gent Postcards Collection relating to Croydon.

TALK: My Pound Shop Pot Garden

Monday 2nd March, starting 19:45 at the Small Hall, East Croydon United Reformed Church. A talk by Penny Frith, which is a sequel to Penny’s previous talk on the insect life of a Peckham park.

TALK: The History of Croydon’s Sewage Treatment 1852 – 1969

Monday 24th February, Small Hall, East Croydon United Reformed Church, starting at 19:45. This talk by Robin Ashford considers the pioneering work to deal with the pollution arising from an increasing population density and industrial activities in the Croydon area. It looks at the need for and evolution of drainage systems and the development of sewage treatment from simple discharge to land through to modern forms of sewage treatment.

TALK AT THE MUSEUM OF CROYDON: The postcards of Charles Harrison Price

Saturday 8th February

Starting 2.00pm

Research Room, Museum of Croydon, Croydon Clocktower

A talk by John Hickman and Carole Roberts, to accompany the exhibition now in the Croydon Clocktower Croydon through the lens of Charles Harrison Price which will run until 2nd May. In this exhibition sponsored by Croydon Council, CNHSS and the Bourne Society in collaboration have produced images from the John Gent Postcard Collection by Croydon photographer Charles Harrison Price (1870-1946).  This is part of Museum of Croydon’s year-long ‘What’s Your Croydon?’ temporary exhibition programme led by local artists, organisations and communities to stage their own creative exhibitions in response to Museum of Croydon collections.

The talk will cover postcards in the exhibition and others by Charles Harrison Price in the John Gent Postcards Collection.

Charles Harrison Price talk poster

TALK: Building Stone Castles in NW Wales: Medieval Construction and Regional Geology

Monday 3rd February, starting 19:45 at the Small Hall, East Croydon United Reformed Church. A talk by Dr Ruth Siddall. The construction of Edward I’s castles at Caernarfon, Harlech, Conwy and Beaumaris primarily used the varied local stone of Anglesey and the north-west Welsh mainland. This talk will illustrate how these castles were built in the late 13th and early 14th Centuries using often unexpected building materials.

NEW EXHIBITION: Croydon through the lens of Charles Harrison Price

This Saturday 1st February a new exhibition of historical photographs Croydon through the lens of Charles Harrison Price will open in the foyer of Croydon Clocktower.

This is part of Museum of Croydon’s year long ‘What’s Your Croydon?’ temporary exhibition programme led by local artists, organisations and communities to stage their own creative exhibitions in response to Museum of Croydon collections.

In this exhibition sponsored by Croydon Council, CNHSS and the Bourne Society in collaboration have produced images from the John Gent Postcard Collection by Croydon photographer Charles Harrison Price (1870-1946).
Postcard exhibition poster

The display will run until 2nd May.

The team that created the exhibition will be at the Clocktower foyer this Saturday 1st February between 2.00pm and 4.00pm.

TALK: What’s in a Name?

Monday 27th January, 7.45pm, Small Hall, East Croydon United Reformed Church.

A talk by Ian Payne. Based on my personal researches, we discover the origin of ‘Ian Garryk’. Then we look at my father, the perfect English gentleman, but documents in the loft prove otherwise. Why was the name changed to Payne? DNA reveals a second cousin which leads to Szreńsk in the Russian Pale of Settlement thence to Polish and Russian birth and marriage certificates with translation pitfalls and a surprising outcome.

TALK: The Croydon Ponds Project

Wednesday 8th January, Small Hall, East Croydon United Reformed Church. A talk by Adam Asquith. In this Heritage Lottery Funded project, The Conservation Volunteers have been working with local volunteers to research the ecology and history of Croydon’s ponds.