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The Past and Present of Croydon's London Road

Wed 18 Aug 2021 at 5:47pm

144–150 London Road: Panton Close

Fri 30 Jul 2021 at 2:11am

152 London Road: Adam’s Cafe

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Wed 07 Apr 2021 at 4:46pm

The Croydon Canal

The Croydon Canal Act of 1801 both created a company known as the Company of Proprietors of the Croydon Canal, and authorised this company to carry out the works required “for the making, completing, and maintaining the said Navigable Canal”.

Sat 01 Aug 2020 at 7:45am

No more articles until 2021

I’m taking a break from publishing until 2021. Read more.

Fri 24 Jul 2020 at 7:45am

226 London Road: Croydon Motor Spares

Fri 26 Jun 2020 at 7:45am

224 London Road: Gucio Express

Fri 01 May 2020 at 9:35am

222 London Road: Supreme Butchers

222 London Road is currently used for the sale of halal meat, but previously spent nearly the whole of the 20th century as a bank before being converted into a restaurant and finally into a shop.

Fri 03 Apr 2020 at 9:35am

212 London Road: Spice Land

Built just after the start of the 20th century, 212 London Road has been used to sell clothes, boots, artists’ materials, cars, video cassettes, windows, and now Sri Lankan food.

Fri 06 Mar 2020 at 9:35am

210 London Road: Annys Mini Market

210 London Road is currently home to Anny’s Mini Market, a small African grocery shop. Constructed in the early 20th century, over the years its occupants have included photographers, suppliers of savings stamps, and an early contraceptive provider known as the Stockwell Hygienic Company.

Fri 07 Feb 2020 at 9:35am

208 London Road: Worf Enterprises and Afghan Exchange & Travel

208 London Road was built in the early years of the 20th century. Over the decades since, it’s been occupied by glass and china shops, tailors and milliners, bicycle dealers, and party shops. It’s currently home to a pair of money transfer businesses.