Bernard Winchester Diary web links

Bernard Winchester’s August diary list on the recent Croydon Events & News posting is normally accompanied by a list to the acronyms with links. Here it is.

APRU: Anomalistic Phenomena Research Unit, Goldsmith’s

Arts at St. George’s

AS: Alternatively Speaking

ASCH: All Saints Church Hall, Onslow Gardens, Sanderstead, CR2 9AB

ATG: ATG drama group, Warlingham

Banstead Arts Festival: Banstead Arts Festival Society

Barn Theatre, Bluehouse Lane, Oxted

BBHA: Bromley Borough Local History Society

B&WWMRC: Beckenham and West Wickham Model Railway Club

BFI: British Film Institute Seniors’ free matinees

BHA: Beckenham Historical Association

BHS: The Biggin Hill Society

Biggin Hill Festival of Flight

BIH: Barnard’s Inn Hall

BIS: British-Italian Society

Bourne Society

BPH: Beckenham Public Hall, 4 Bromley Road, Beckenham, BR3 5JE

Brookwood Cemetery Society

CAS: Croydon Astronomical Society

CPDS: Coulsdon and Purley Debating Society

CCC: Croydon Communities Consortium

CDFAS: Croydon Decorative and Fine Arts Society

CFOP: Croydon Peace Festival

CHF: Croydon Heritage Festival

Cinema Museum

City Commons: City of London Commons

CNHSS: Croydon Natural History & Scientific Society

CODA: Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association

CPIFF: Crystal Palace International Film Festival
Conway Hall

COPSE: Croydon Outdoor Pursuits & Social Events Club

CRMS: Croydon Recorded Music Society

Croydon Food and Music Festiva

Croydon library events

Croydon Literary FestivalCroydon Peace Festiva

Croydon U3A: University of the Third Age, Croydon

Crystal Palace Festival

Crystal Scientifique (Crystal Palace

DLC: David Lean Cinema

Dulwich Festival

Dulwich Gardens: Dulwich Society Gardens Committee

ESFH: East Surrey Family History Society

Epsom Literary Society

Filmbox: Langley Filmbox Community Cinema

FOHM: Friends of Honeywood Museum (booking advised)

Friends of Carnegie Library

Friends of the Durning Library

FOWNC: Friends of West Norwood Cemetery

GA: Geologist’s Association

Gresham: Gresham College

Group 9.5

GS: Geological Society

Croydon Ecology Centre

Heraldry Society

HHS: Herne Hill Society

ICI: Italian Cultural Institute

Invisible Palace

IWA: Inland Waterways Association (South London Branch)

Jack in the Green Festival, Hastings

Kenley Revival Project

Kennington Bioscope

Kennington Noir: see Cinema Museum

Langley Filmbox

Last Tuesday Society

LCGB: Locomotive Club of Great Britai

LFS: London Fortean Societ

LHF: Lambeth Heritage Festival

LHS: Lambeth Horticultural Society

Light Rail Transit Association

LMD: London Month of the DeadLondon Bubble

London Open House

London Rivers Week

Lost Format Society

MADS: Merstham Amateur Dramatic Society

Matinee Classics: Regent Street Cinema Matinee Classics

MAF: Merton Arts Festival

MHRPS: Mid-Hants Railway Preservation Society

MHS: Merton Historical Society

Midsummer Movies

Miller Centre: Miller Centre theatre

Mitcham Heritage Day

MoL: Museum of London

NECP: New Eltham Community Productions

NGS: National Gardens Scheme

NLETE: North London & Essex Transport Events  Norwood Society

NSPCC Open Gardens

NTA: National Trolleybus Association

NWKFHS: North West Kent Family History Society

ODHS: Oxted and District History Society

Open Garden Squares

Orpington Astronomical Society

OS: Omnibus Society

OS LHRG: Omnibus Society London Historical Research Group

PBE: Pre Booking Essential

Penge Festival

PLS: Purley Literary Society

RAS: Royal Astronomical Society

RBLHS: Rotherhithe and Bermondsey Local History Society

RCHS: Railway & Canal Historical Society

RCTS: Railway Correspondence and Travel Society

Regent Street Cinema Matinee Classics

Rickmansworth Waterways Festival

RILKO: Research Into Lost Knowledge Organisation

Rochester Kino

RSCa: Regent Street Cinema

RSPB: Croydon branch of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

SCOG: St Christopher’s Open Gardens

St Christopher’s:  St Christopher’s hospice

St John’s Dramatic Society

Sanderstead Dramatic Club 

SCLS: Shaw’s Corner Literary Society

SFoACH: St Francis of Assisi Church Hall, Greencourt Road, Petts Wood

Shirley Windmill: Friends of Shirley Windmill 

SLHG: Sanderstead Local History Group (Bourne Society)

SLLHG: South London Local History Group

SLS: Sanderstead Literary Society

SMLS: St Mildred’s Literary Society (The Lit)

South East Open Studios

SNCF: South Norwood Community Festival

South London TheatreSouthwark Cathedral

Streatham Society

Summerstown 182

Sydenham Arts Festival

TASB: The Arts Society Beckenham

TASC: The Arts Society Croydon (meets at ASCH, see above)

TASCd: The Arts Society Chipstead

TASS: The Arts Society Sanderstead

TBA: to be announced

TBC: to be confirmed

The Lost Format Society Thornton Heath Festival

THG: Tooting History Group


Tudor Players

TURC: Tooting United Reformed Church, 2 Rookstone Road, SW17 9NQ

TWC: Theatre Workshop Coulsdon

WF: Wandle Fortnight 

Wandle Industrial Museum

WHS: Wandsworth Historical Society

WCBC: West Croydon Baptist Church, Spurgeon’s Bridge, CR0 2JH

Westminster libraries


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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