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St George's House, the Nestle building, and College Green, Croydon, 1965.

Nestle building and College Green

No litter, no grafitti - no, it's not the architect's model, this was the real thing in all its tidy glory. Nestle's new British HQ was completed in Croydon around 1965, and this picture was taken at that time. The replacement for the old Greyhound Hotel, demolished to make way for the new development, takes up much of the ground floor of the new office building. The brick-faced building on the right is part of Croydon College, built in the late 1950s with layout in the shape of a…

london 1969 | Croydon with Swan & Sugarloaf pub in centre.

Streets of Croydon, London, 1969

Croydon is a large major town in South London, England, the principal settlement of the London Borough of Croydon. 9.5 miles (15.3 km) south of Charing Cross. It is identified in the London Plan as one of 11 metropolitan centres in Greater London. (Wikipedia) Croydon with Swan & Sugarloaf pub in centre. From Brighton Rd towards Southbridge Rd (on left) & South End (right). Blue Anchor pub. By Wellesley Rd underpass looking N. Southbridge Rd. towards flyover. 74 & 72 Canterbury Rd, W Croydon…

The magic of Croydon: is London's punchline having the last laugh? | Cities | The Guardian

The magic of Croydon: is London's punchline having the last laugh?

When the capital banned skyscrapers in the 1960s, Croydon stepped in with concrete towers and flyovers that made it a byword for urban devastation. Fifty years later, this most unloved suburb may finally be ready to love itself

Croydon, Surrey Street 1957. Part of The Francis Frith Collection of nostalgic, historic photographs of Britain. Free to browse online today. Your nostalgic journey has begun! #francisfrith #London #Croydon

Croydon, Surrey Street 1957

Croydon, Surrey Street 1957. Part of The Francis Frith Collection of nostalgic, historic photographs of Britain. Free to browse online today. Your nostalgic journey has begun! #francisfrith #London #Croydon

Croydon, George Street c.1955. Part of The Francis Frith Collection of nostalgic, historic photographs of Britain. Free to browse online today. Your nostalgic journey has begun! #francisfrith

Croydon, George Street c.1955

Croydon, George Street c.1955. Part of The Francis Frith Collection of nostalgic, historic photographs of Britain. Free to browse online today. Your nostalgic journey has begun! #francisfrith

Surrey street market, Croydon, 1935

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West Croydon Bus Station July 1975, via Ian-S Flickr.

West Croydon Bus Station July 1975

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Lindberg's arrival and the crowds at Croydon Airport.

Living near the Airport: The Aerodrome's Location

U3A member Peter Day writes on the disturbance caused by living near Croyon Airport: In 1915 a small aerodrome was established at Beddington, one of a ring of such aerodromes built to protect London from Zeppelin raids. In 1918 another small airport, Waddon, was opened on the other side of Plough Lane to be used for test flights from the National Aircraft Factory No1. Plough Lane is the road running north from Russell Hill on this old map (on the left). After the First World War these two…

Beanos Music Shop in Croydon Surrey England 1975-2010. The Barbers next door to the right is where I go and have my haircut

Beanos Music Shop in Croydon Surrey England 1975-2010. The Barbers next door to the right is where I go and have my haircut

Corpse-Gate, St. George's Church, Beckenham by IanVisits, via Flickr

England’s oldest Lych-Gate found in South London

If you approach an old church, mainly in towns and villages rather than cities, you might enter the churchyard through a small wooden gate with a pitched roof. These small gatehouses though have a particularly macabre history, for this is

F. W. Woolworth opened a store in Croydon, Surrey, UK in May 1912. It went on to serve the South London suburb for ninety-six years

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