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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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Emile Zola in Norwood

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Over half 11,000 people likely to lose voting rights are in Croydon North

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At least 11,322 residents are likely to lose their voting rights as the electoral registration deadline of 20 November fast approaches.

This figure is estimated in a Freedom of Information answer last month. Now the Council is saying that residents in about 11,000 (20%) of Croydon’s households residents could fail to be on the register.

This is due to changes in the electoral registration system that came in last year which ended the heads of households filing in registration forms to it now being the responsibility of each eligible voter.

Under Individual Electoral Registration people need to provide ‘identifying information’, such as their date of birth and national insurance number, when applying to register and the application has to be verified before they can added to the register. Anyone unable to supply this information can provide an alternative form of evidence of their identity.

According to the Freedom…

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