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Wonderful Woodland, Biggin Wood, Norbury Sat, 14/01/2017 – 10:30am – 12:30pm

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Sat, 14/01/2017 – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Nature-themed fun for families in Biggin Wood

Join London Wildlife Trust for fun family-friendly activities in an ancient fragment of the Great North Wood.

Tree detectives / mud-painting / squirrel scramble

Meet by the tennis courts off Biggin Hill. This event is offered free as part of the Great North Wood project and there is no need to book.

Lantern Making and Carols in Grangewood Park Sat. 10th

Lantern Making and Carols in Grangewood Park Sat. 10th

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LANTERN MAKING
Saturday 10th Dec.
Grangewood Park
Indoors in our mural painted hut, by the children’s playground.
11am-12
All ages £4
…and then join in with the Christmas carols in the evening 6pm, by the light of your lantern!
Please book to avoid disappointment
0787 377 6457

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Thornton Heath Arts Week

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See FacebK page for programme…

Picnic in the Park – Grangewood Park – this Sunday!

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Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park

Thornton Heath and the History of Slavery

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The Croydon Citizen by Sean Creighton is a useful source of local information only occasionally Thornton Heath exactly but still of interest. e.g.

“James Ivers inherited Barlow’s property. Because of big losses on his Grenada estates, he sold the Addington estate in 1802-3. He went on to receive compensation for 262 slaves on Grenada and 253 on two estates on Jamaica, continuing to own them and leaving them to his sons. His son James was born at Addington in 1798, and received a share of the compensation for 366 enslaved people on three estates on Antigua. Thomas Coles bought the Addington estate. His son, who lived at Thornton Heath, shared compensation on 127 slaves on Dominica. ”

http://thecroydoncitizen.com/history/evidence-grows-croydons-slavery-links/

Heritage Walks!

Plan your spring walks now!

Wandle Park

Over 2015 a group of intrepid Heritage Volunteers pieced together a series of heritage walks, delving into Croydon’s fascinating heritage for you, the public.

These are the five walks, with artwork and illustrations from Sam Smith, a Heritage Professional, and images kindly licensed by the Museum of Croydon.

These maps/guides are in PDF format, to download and print out.

The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and coordinated by the Volunteering and Learning Officer on their behalf.

Broad Green

Famous Croydon

Meer Bank Walk

Modernist Croydon

Phipson’s Croydon

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Public Art Opportunity

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