Croydon General News 26 September

Folk & Blues £2 at 8pm Sundays At Ruskin House

4th Oct – The Coyles & Singers’ Night

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, 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)

Other News

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

Croydon’s Ghost

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..

About seancreighton1947

I have lived in Norbury since July 2011. I blog on Croydon, Norbury and history events,news and issues. I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I have submitted views to Council Committees and gave evidence against the Whitgift Centre CPO and to the Local Plan Inquiry. I am a member of Norbury Village Residents Association and Chair of Norbury Community Land Trust, and represent both on the Love Norbury community organisations partnership Committee. I used to write for the former web/print Croydon Citizen. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics history database. 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, radical and suffrage movements, 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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