Croydon Events & News at 10 July


Saturday 16 July. 8pm. Cinema Ruskin

‘Something to Sing About’ (James Cagney) 1937 + ‘Crash’n Thru’ (James Newill) 1939. £2. Ruskin House, Coombe Rd.

Friday 29 July. 8.30pm. Jazz with Soft Winds

playing standards, Latin, ballads and be-bop on sax, flute, clarinet, guitar and bass.  Free. Ruskin House. Coombe Rd.

BREXIT Hatred Unity

Croydon politicians, police officers and religious leaders came together in a show of unity after the incidents of hate following the BREXIT result.

Purley Pool Campaign Success

Purley is to have new facilities including a pool at the current Purley Leisure Centre site.

Croydon is increasingly popular with young professionals

Croydon Underpass

Local Guardian Biased Journalism

Shame on the Local Guardian for failing to report that the BMX Track for Norbury Park is opposed by over 1,500 people.

How well is Hammerson doing

At first Hammerson’s share values were knocked back by the BREXIT result (see Events and News Blog 3 July).  Since then it has bounced back as a good buy by most analysts, including Barclays Capital, but not by Libernum Capital (8 July).

It now completed £1bn partnership deal with Allianz Real Estate buying assets that were owned and developed by Chartered Land, a company controlled by Irish developer Joe Reilly, including the Dundrum Town Centre, is seen as both a strength and a risk. The Motley Fool advises that the Irish partnership has risks because of BREXIT and suggests ‘there may be better options available elsewhere for long-term investors.’

National Trust Croydon walks capture press interest

Boxpark receives first shipping container

£0.5m could be spent on Surrey Market and have Sunday trading

The Historic Importance of Shopping Parades

Heritage England has published a study of the historical importance of shopping parades. It states: ‘Inevitably, as local shopping continues to shrink, the commercial future of shopping parades, often standing on prime sites, will come increasingly under pressure. If and when this happens, we will need to be able to assess their historical significance: the Introduction to Heritage Assets ……. is a step in that direction.’

Croydon’s Music Scene in Coleridge-Taylors’s Life-time




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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