Wednesday 10 January 19.45pm
The tin tabernacles of Surrey
CNHSS talk by Gerry Moss
Tuesday 16 January. 8pm
A Quaker Family
ESFHS talk by Antony Barlow
Thursday 18 January. 7.45pm
More and more maps of South London
SLLHG talk by Keith Holdaway
Tuesday 23 January. 8pm
An A-Z of Britain’s Railway stations
NSLTC talk by John Parkin
Monday 29 January. 7.45pm
The Reign of King Edward VII, with philatelic and picture references of his coronation
Sunday 4 February and every first Sunday of the month. 11.00 – 16.00
Croydon Airport Visitor Centre Open day at Airport House, Purley Way, Buses 119, 289.
Monday 5 February. 7.45pm
The Living Wandle
CNHSS talk by Rebecca Watts
Tuesday 13 February. 8pm
Double-deck buses and trolleybuses
NSTLC talk by Colin Read
Thursday 15 February. 7.45pm
Paintings of Croydon on a Few Bob a week
SLLHG talk by John Hickman
Tuesday 20 February. 8pm
Calico workers on the Wandle
ESFHS talk by Mick Taylor
Monday 26 February. 7.45pm
Camden Town: Dreams of Another London
CNHSS talk by Tom Bolton, author of the recent book of the same name
Tuesday 27 February. 8pm
Northern Ireland and North Ireland
NLSTC talk by David Bowker
Monday 5 March. 7.45pm
Birdlife of Beddington Farmlands since the 1960s
CNHSS talk by Derek Coleman
Tuesday 13 March. 8pm
Poland/Slovakia + Review of 2017
NLSTC talk by Graham Donaldson
Thursday 15 March. 7.45pm
SLLHG meeting to be advised
Tuesday 20 March. 8pm
ESFHS talk by Louise Taylor
Monday 26 March. 7.45pm
Owen Manning, William Bray and the writing of Surrey County History 1760-1832
CNHSS talk by Julian Pooley, Public Services and Engagement Manager, Surrey History Centre
Wednesday 4 – Friday 6 April
Croydon Old Palace Open days
Doors open 13.00, tour begins at 13.45, lasts about two hours including tea. Admission £7, Over 60s £6, Under 16s £3.
Wednesday 11 April. 7.45pm
The Green Belt
CNHSS talk by Graham Lomas
Thursday 19 April. 7.45pm
Biggin Hill Airfield
SLLHG talk by Alan Piper
Monday 30 April. 7.45pm
CNHSS talk by Tony Tucker
CNHSS, NLSTC and ESFHS Society meet at East Croydon
United Reformed Church, a short walk from East Croydon Railway and Bus Stations
SLLHG meets at Phoenix Centre, Westow Street, Upper Norwood
Bourne Society (BS)
Croydon Airport Society (CAS) and Croydon Airport Visitor Centre (CAVC)
Airport House, Purley Way,
Croydon, Surrey, CR0 0XZ.
Croydon Natural History & Scientific Society (CNHSS)
Crystal Palace Foundation (CPF)
East Surrey Family History Society (ESFHS)
Friends of Church Alley (FOCA)
Friends of Old Palace (FOOP)
Friends of Shirley Windmill (FOSW)
Museum of Croydon (MC)
Borough Archivist, Museum of Croydon, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET.
You can consult the digital catalogue at
There is a lot of material that is catalogued in print and material that is not catalogued. To find out more you will need to consult the Museum.
The Museum has openings for volunteering in the Local Studies room and on projects.
The Education Officer undertakes a lot of work with schools.
Norbury & South London Transport Club (NSLTC)
South London Local History Group (SLLHG)
The Forum leaflet is available at various venues including the Croydon Museum Local Studies room at the Clocktower. It has been compiled by compiled by Graham Donaldson.
Other History initiatives
Croydon Radical History Network
Samuel Coleridge Taylor-Network
The Past and present of Croydon’s London Rd
Website compiled by Kake
Includes history articles by various contributors
Covers the Norwood districts in both Lambeth and Croydon
Websites with items re-Croydon history include
Croydon ring road and underpass
Croydon organisations histories
Several organisations in Croydon like churches and schools have details about their history on their websites.
Croydon Council’s Conservation Area Planning documents include historical information about the areas’ development.
Parks and Open Spaces
Croydon Council includes summaries of histories on its webpages on parks and open spaces.
Books and pamphlets
There are a range of books, pamphlets and journals produced by the local societies. You can check their websites and see back issues at Croydon Museum Local Studies Room in the Clocktower.