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…

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.

WALK: The Great North Wood

Sunday 1st December. Following the Focus meeting on 30 November on Trees and Woods, a walk through some fragments of the Great North Wood, from Crystal Palace to the Horniman Museum, where there is a café. Meet at 10:00 at the junction of Farquhar Road and Crystal Palace Parade. Led by Jane McLauchlin and Celia…

FOCUS EVENT: Trees and woods

Saturday 30th November, at the David Sweet Hall East Croydon United Reformed Church starting at 14.30. Our annual Focus Meeting will this year concentrate on Trees and Woods. There will be talks by Aljos Farjon on Ancient Oaks in the English landscape and Sam Bentley-Toon on the Great North Wood Project. As usual tea will…