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Heritage Walks!

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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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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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Cardew Brothers at SNAF this Saturday!

Cardew Brothers: Walter Cardew (electric guitar, composer), Horace Cardew (tenor saxophone)

Saturday 7th November 2015; 12 noon, live set at South Norwood Baptist Church, 2 Oliver Ave, London, SE25 6TY
as part of their participation in South Norwood Arts Festival.

South Norwood Arts Festival logoOriginal duets plus some well known standards arranged for electric guitar and tenor saxophone

Horace & Walter Cardew
Above: Horace Cardew tries to explain the benefits of sobriety and self-sufficiency to an Unfortunate Fellow, April 2014

Horace Cardew (tenor saxophone)
Walter Cardew (guitar)

Local boys Krept & Konan make it into the Big Big Time

Local Mobo winners put Thornton Heath onto ITV2

How many stars can Thornton Heath put up into the chart sky?!? has 21 Million views!

Some deeper darker background…”This is my story….” song from 2013

‘The Long Way Home’  the documentary from earlier this year

South Norwood and Thornton Heath Free Film Festival Back In October

The South Norwood and Thornton Heath (SNATH) Free Film Festival 2015, now in its second year, kicks off on Friday 9th October and runs until Sunday 18th October.

There are at least twelve events during the ten days, all events are free to attend and take place in a variety of venues in South Norwood, Thornton Heath and Woodside.

Following on from a successful 2014, this year’s festival features a variety of film nights and experiences which the local community and beyond will enjoy.

The festival opens with a Gospel Film Night showing of The Fighting Temptations featuring Cuba Gooding Jnr and Beyonce; there is also a Children’s Day with a screening of Lost and Found, The Gruffalo and Despicable Me at Stanley Halls; a Silent Film Night, screening the 1927 romantic thriller love story, Sunrise: A Tale of Two Humans; a Vintage Night showing Passport to Pimlico; a Northern Soul night screening the film Northern Soul with Lisa Stanfield, followed by a club night with a DJ specialising in Northern soul music and more.

For the budding filmmaker there is a Shorts Night featuring local and regional talent on Wednesday 14 October at the Lord Napier Pub, Beulah Road in Thornton Heath.

SNATH is part of the Free Film Festivals organisation whose aim is to bring people together from across the community to enjoy a film and celebrate their local area. The universal appeal of film makes it the perfect medium to make this happen.

Anyone wishing to take part by volunteering should get in touch by contacting


To learn more about the Free Film Festivals community please visit

For further info contact:

Tiernan Hanby 07976 459 405

Roney Henderson 0777 299 6074