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Change of Day and Venue for Croydon meetings

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to move to alternative accommodation for the Croydon meetings. The meetings will now be held at St Matthew’s Church, Chichester Road, Croydon CR0 5NQ. The church is on the corner of Chichester and Park Hill Road with buses 64 and 433 passing the end of the road. East Croydon station is about 10/15 minutes’ walk away. There is a small car park at the side of the church with street parking in the evening along Chichester Road.

Unfortunately, we have had to change the day of the meetings in order to get a consistent booking for the rest of the year. We will now meet on the 2nd Monday, our first meeting at the new venue being Monday 13 May 2019. Subsequent dates are 10 June, 8 July, 9 Sept, 14 Oct and 11 Nov. Luckily several of the speakers have confirmed that they can still come on the new dates. We will update the website as and when we have new information.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience caused by this move but hope that with the new venue secured, the Croydon group will enjoy many more meetings.

St Matthew’s Church, Chichester Road, Croydon CR0 5NQ

Group Secretary: Mary Gill

Meetings on 2nd Monday of month, except April, August and December,
at 8.00 p.m. 

Hall opens 7.30pm.

13th May bethlem

History of Bethlem Hospital  

Bethlem Royal Hospital was founded in 1247 and was the first institution in Britain to specialise in care of the mentally ill. Since 1930 it has been based in 270 acres of green space in Bromley. The Bethlem Museum of the Mind maintains an internationally renowned collection of archives, art and historic objects.

 Amy Moffat
 10th June airport   

Croydon Airport

London Croydon Airport was once Britain’s major and only international flight gateway

Graeme Roy
8th July  thought

Never Thought of That

a second look at problems

Lady Mary Teviot
9th September  stuartlondon  

Stuart London.

Ian is a Blue Badge guide and historian

Ian Bevan
14th October  250px Shirley Poppy white

William Wilks garden in Shirley.

Rev Wilks was Secretary of the RHS and breeder of the “Shirley Poppy”

 Gwendolen Powell
11th November  

A 172 year old Mystery:

Whatever happened to John?

 Sylvia Dibbs
ESFHS Croydon19
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