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Croydon in Living Memory


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This gift book contains a series of snapshots from Croydon's past. It has been put together from the memories and photographs of Croydon people. Many thanks to everyone who gave their time or lent their photographs.

Thanks are also due to the Croydon Oral History Society, who carried out many of the interviews.

25 illustrations including
* Orchid Ballrroom, Purley 1955
* New Addington Carnival, 1947
* Portland Road, 1941
* Jean Barnard, 1961
* Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
* Waterman's Dry Cleaners, Purley Way, 1930
* Ada, Lucy & Jack Smart, 1914
* Oakwood, Avenue, Purley, 1930
* Jean Bentley, Thornton Heath, 1930s
* Mr. Green, Lacey Green, Couldson, 1920s
* Surrey Street Market, 1930 & 1990
* Crystal Palace Football Club, 1935
* North Surrey Golf Club, 1917
* Wartime evacuation, 1939
* Reeve's Garage, Purley High Street, 1920s
* Davis Theatre, 1947
* Croydon Airport, 1928
* Crystal Palace fire, 1936
* World's biggest Father Christmas at Kennards, 1943

Spiralbound paperback