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Is growth the only answer for Croydon?

Shopping is our new zeitgeist, someone with more O levels than me once said. He was right as well. Up to the mid to late 20th century it had been conflict – the two World Wars and the other battles … Continue reading

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Park Hill water tower gallery

These pictures were recently taken of the water tower in Park Hill. The tower, built in 1867, is now of course not in use but it remains a focal point for the area and an attractive piece of local architecture. … Continue reading

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It’s enough to make you sick

It’s not likely to trouble the pages of lovecroydon’s filofax (ask your dad) anytime soon but our fair borough is now said to be home to the UK’s largest restaurant. Capturing perfectly public revulsion at the obesity epidemic that is … Continue reading

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Two new stores open in Croydon today

Two retail companies at opposite ends of the what is now referred to as the ‘shopping offer’ opened new stores in Croydon today. John Lewis’ much-anticipate At Home store finally opened the doors of its Purley Way branch, which is … Continue reading

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Hidden Croydon – guess where?

These pics are of somewhere very well known in Croydon but rarely seen in detail, any clues as to where…?

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New bar opening tonight – Friday 13th

Another new business venture opens in St George’s Walk today, the tired but much-loved 1960s shopping arcade off High Street in the town centre. This time it’s a bar, Taberners, which is named after a former town clerk and is … Continue reading

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Open House weekend in Croydon

Next month sees the return of Open House weekend in London, but it’s not just buildings in the city centre that will be opened to the public. There are a number of architectural gems not normally open in Croydon that … Continue reading

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