Croydon in Postcards Talk 10 December

An Introduction to the John Gent Collection,

the Bequest and a Way Forward

Talk by John Hickman, curator of the collection, and Carole Roberts providing an insight into the remarkable postcard collection and outline work currently in progress.

Wednesday 10 December. 7.45 pm

Croydon Natural History & Scientific Society

Small Hall of the United Reformed Church Hall, Addiscombe Grove, East Croydon, CR0 5LP. Visitors welcome, donations accepted.

Other Croydon History News

  • The past and present of Croydon’s London Road

Kake’s history of each building along London Rd is now up to No 62. See

  • Croydon and Fireworks

See Paul Sowan (CNHSS) letter in the Guardian, 26 November 2014 in

  • Why Croydon’s graveyards are a key part of our borough’s history

Graveyards and cemeteries may be seen as sombre places. However, they play a significant role in our heritage. See John Hickman’s article in Croydon Advertiser.


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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