The proposed Ringway 2 motorway, had it gone ahead in the 1970s, would have made parts of Croydon unrecognizable as we know it today. Many familiar sites would have […]
The proposed Ringway 2 motorway, had it gone ahead in the 1970s, would have ...
A recollection of working at Kennards in the 1960s. Written by Brian Pond. To work ...
Extracted from Croydon Town & Around magazine from April 1969. A New Kind of Shopping ...
A recollection of working at Kennards in the 1960s. Written by Brian Pond. To work you need a National Insurance number, and in the 1960’s you could get one at […]
Extracted from Croydon Town & Around magazine from April 1969. A New Kind of Shopping Imagine seeing a handbag you like, let us say at a bargain price of £4. […]
An overview of the Addington area in 1948 taken from the official guide of Croydon. Addington 3 and a half miles from the Town Hall, is historically a small area […]
Taken from a 1905 Croydon handbook for residents and visitors: The Crystal Palace. As a place of amusement and entertainment there is no public resort south of the Thames which […]
We conducted an interview with Elaine June Ayton for the first issue of Bygone Croydon magazine. Born in 1939, Elaine grew up in West Croydon and shares her memories of […]
I’ve been recently finding out about my past. My great, great, great, great grandmother was Charlotte Phillipson of the Telegraph Pub in Croydon. I attach a clipping of the death […]
We love a good old mystery photo here at Bygone Croydon, and here is yet another one. These lovely photos were picked up as part of a collection at an […]
Memory Lane is a record shop that was established in the early 1980s. Originally located in Morden, due to the popular demand of the customers, Memory Lane moved to Croydon […]
Back in May 1969, we moved into our brand new house on Vulcan Close, Roundshaw. On the same day, our new neighbours moved in as well. There were lots of […]
This postcard was sent to Kingston from someone in Addiscombe Road in 1909. Thanks to Stan Prior for sending it in to us.
The ‘Bus Stop’ clothes boutique opened in West Croydon in 1968, in the old Railway Bell pub on the corner of North End and Tamworth Road. Started at the height […]