Croydon, St John's Church 1890
Memories of Croydon
I was born in Croydon in 1954 and lived in Addiscombe all my life. I went to Woodside School and also Ashburton Secondary Modern in Shirley Road. Both Addiscombe and Croydon have changed so much. I remember Kennards, C&A and Debenhams and when buses ran through Croydon town centre.
James and Maria James lived here 1842
Oh yes, wonderful evenings spent waiting for the invitation to dance. I have photos of the exciting evening when the TV cameras came and televised us jiving. I even remember the site when it was a skating rink.
I remember my first job in Croydon, it was at Grants. Back in 1966. Just finished school and thought I was so grown up. I liked working there, did not stay long went on to London. Croydon sure has changed these past 40+ years. But it will always be the same in my memories. Not been there since 1970. Maybe some day I'll make it back for a visit.