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The Croydon Heritage Festival
05/06/2013 13:43:00

 
 

Today I am helping to launch the first Croydon Heritage Festival.

From 3-23 June, Croydon will be celebrating its past, present and future with a wide range of events and activities taking place across the borough.

The Whitgift Foundation (which has called Croydon home for more than 400 years) has worked in partnership with the Council, local organisations, businesses and schools to put on the festival.

You can take a trip to Heathfield House and gardens or have a tour of the Almshouses; be shown around the historic sites of Old Town or discover the past of the River Wandle. And more besides!

The highlight is an event in Croydon Town Centre on Saturday 8 June between 11am-4pm. The culmination of the festival is the South End Food Festival from 11am-4pm on Sunday 23rd June between Aberdeen Road and Spices Yard car park.

With Westifield and Hammerson jointly investing £1 billion to regenerate our town centre, and investment kicking off all over Croydon, there’s never been a better time to reflect on our past and look to the future of our borough.

I hope residents will use the festival to remember why we should be proud of our town. We should use it to promote local business, organisations and people’s passion for Croydon and its assets.

Events will take place across the borough, so why not encourage friends and family to go to areas they might not ordinarily visit?

To see what’s going on throughout June, visit www.croydonheritagefestival.co.uk/.

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Readers' Comments

On 06/06/2013 12:17:00 Jim wrote:
"The Whitgift Foundation... has worked in partnership with the Council.."

Does this mean public money's been spent on this?

 
On 08/06/2013 23:42:00 Anthony Miller wrote:
How have you got the nerve to invite people to visit Reisco's old house when you're selling off his china for a quick profit. Isn't there anything in the Government Art collection with its aquistion budget of £200,000 you can flog for a quick buck? You wouldn't know what heritage is if you sat on a faberge egg
 
 

 

 

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