Croydon, Greater London

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Croydon, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Croydon

Historic Maps of Croydon and the local area.

Having recently decided to write my memoirs and having been born in South Croydon in 1947 I have been researching to check my memories are correct. I came upon this great website and have been intrigued to hear others memories of Croydon. I went to Heath Clark which was a secondary school when I joined in 1957 but for reasons I have never found an explanation for it became a Grammar School I think in ...see more

I was at Elmwood from 1957 to 1961 and at the Infants before that. I remember Miss Jobbins the head mistress who used to test our 'reading ages' every now and then. I had Miss Hill in the first year, then someone I can't remember except that she was young, then Mrs Jenkins and finally the terrifying Miss Peters. I can remember some of the girls in my class - Olga Ciuciura, Doreen O'Callaghan, Linda Ellis, Linda Castle, ...see more