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The Past and Present of Croydon's London Road

Fri 15 Oct 2021 at 2:06pm

No more articles until 2022 at the earliest, but here are some sources

There’s still too much Covid around for me to do any fieldwork, so I can’t give a date for when I’ll be able to start publishing articles again. However, I’ve been working on the sources section of this website, and I have ...

Tue 12 Oct 2021 at 7:21pm

22 London Road: Prestige Hair & Beauty

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

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.