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Thu 15 Oct 2020 at 11:30pm

Sharing the Croydon love

If you’re on Instagram, you may have noticed a new account bursting with creative Croydon content pop up in your feed in the last couple of weeks. Called Croydon ...

Thu 08 Oct 2020 at 10:45pm

The clocktower market strikes five

Local community has become more important than ever this year,  as we’ve spent less time travelling and more time at home, appreciating our neighbours and immediate surroundings. South Norwood ...

Thu 01 Oct 2020 at 10:45pm

Back in the yard

At the start of 2020 the sad announcement was shared that our beloved local gem, Matthews Yard would be closing. Over the years we had enjoyed many a pint and too ...

Thu 24 Sep 2020 at 11:15pm

From Spitfires to orchids

I grew up on the southern edge of Croydon and my childhood home was just down the road from Kenley Common, so I’ve been visiting this beautiful greenspace ever ...

Thu 17 Sep 2020 at 11:45pm

Cicely, David and Henry

All Croydon locals already know our borough is a rather literary place, with writers abound from history as well as plenty walking our streets today. We’ve talked about various ...

Thu 10 Sep 2020 at 10:15pm

Elbow high-five

Adventures have mostly been put on hold this year for obvious reasons, but in recent weeks I’ve been masked up, with anti-bac at the ready and ditched cash for ...

Thu 03 Sep 2020 at 10:30pm

Carole through the Looking Glass

This week we discovered a beautiful set of photos by local photographic artist Carole Evans, that she is turning into a photobook via Kickstarter, to document the history of her ...

Thu 27 Aug 2020 at 10:45pm

Taking pride in our LGBT+ history

One of the events we particularly missed because of Covid this summer was Croydon Pride. It’s become a firm fixture in our calendar since 2016 and we love it for ...

Thu 20 Aug 2020 at 10:45pm

To Croydon, with love

Now we do like a zine at the Croydonist. An independent publication is always a labour of love, and when we saw ‘A Love Letter to Croydon’ by Waddon-based photographer ...

Thu 13 Aug 2020 at 10:30pm

Colourful brutalism

There’s so much more to brutalist architecture than grey concrete, but seeing the buildings photographed in vibrant colours is definitely unusual. Croydon-based photographer Christopher Hope-Fitch does just this with ...