Croydon News at 15 August

Property News

  • Time to stop office conversions to flats

  • Government forced to back track on relaxing planning

See my discussion post at

Entrepreneurial News

  • High-tech firm gets £2m

  • The Matthews Yard Story

Croydon History Notes

  • John Hickman on Croydon’s creation 1965

  • London Rd history reaches no. 74

  • Introduction to the history of Selhurst

1st part of an article by me


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's 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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