Folk & Blues £2 at 8pm Sundays At Ruskin House
11th – The Cohorts & Singers Night
18th – Alex and Mary & Singers’ Night
25th – Anne Sumner & Singers’ Night
The post-16 event will take place on Wednesday, September 30, and the Key Stage 4 event is scheduled for Thursday, October 15, 2020.to host virtual open events
Saturday 17 October. Comrade Sak Book Launch
Ruskin House. Time to be announced.
A revised edition by Croydon resident Marc Wadsworth. Shapurji Saklatvala was the Indian-born Communist MP who won the seat of Battersea North in 1922. ’ For details of book see:
Director of Public Health Appeals For Pubic Co-operation
Oval Tavern’s Esther Sutton Fears For Croydon’s Night Time Economy
Boxpark Criticised Over COVID Breach
Boxpark has been criticised after a video emerged online showing football fans ignoring social distancing guidelines while watching a game at the Croydon venue.
Green Party Advice On Surviving The Next Six Months
(thanks to Josi Kiss via Facebook)
The Killing Of The Police Sargent
The Town Hall flag has been lowered as a mark of respect.
Government To Decide On East Croydon Station Expansion
Mayor Election Postponed
Coulsdon Nature Trail Re-launched
A star-studded line-up of narrators is one of the highlights of a relaunched nature trail in Coulsdon which also boasts a 64-page full colour booklet.
Poems From The Heart
Eileen, a Ruskin House Club member, has written a book called ‘Poems from the Heart’. It can be viewed on request at the bar to read only. Copies of individual poem/poems can be printed on request at a cost of 20p per poem and all proceeds go to Ruskin House. There are 50 poems to choose from. A full set of 50 will cost just £10 or 5 for £1.00.
Croydon History News
Hospitality – A History Of Hospitals In Croydon
New Museum of Croydon virtual exhibition.
The Farce of Croydon’s Black History Month
Yet again Croydon’s Black History Month looks like being a farce. The Council Your Croydon news section promotes it and directs us to the Croydon BME Forum website for the detailed programme. There is no programme on the site as at evening 25 September.
The explanation of the Month is on a different page
Victorian Inventor Of The Electric Taxi
I received an email asking for any information on Walter Charles Bersey, the inventor of the electric taxi in the 1890s, when he lived in Norbury Avenue.
David Clark, Norbury’s historian, tells me that in 1903 Bersey lived at 8 Norbury Avenue and by 1911 he had moved to 2 Lancaster Road in South Norwood.
This historic link is a reminder of the creativity down the years of people who have lived in Croydon, and can be an inspiration to others today..