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Day dedicated to Bustling Borough's Vibrant History

How much has your street changed since 1900 ? Was the land it now lies on a stretch of green fields in those days ?

Residents will have the chance to find out at a special family event resurrecting the town's fascinating history.

The central library  in Katherine Street hosts a celebration of Croydon's days of old on Saturday, June 9th, and is promising fun for all the family.

Illustrated talks include the story of Croydon at war, and images of Victorian Croydon.

There will be displays of archive material, wartime artefacts and old photographs of the borough, and local history books on sale, all from 10am to 4pm.

Groups running stalls and displays will include Addington Heritage Society, Croydon Airport Society, Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society, Croydon Society, East Surrey Family History Society, Friends of Great North Wood, Friends of Old Palace, Friends of Shirley Windmill, Norwood Society, and the University of the Third Age.

Croydon cultural services director Steve Halse, said : "The day will cater for all ages, providing fun for the whole family and giving a fascination insight into Croydon's past."

"Visitors will have the chance to find out more about the history of their specific part of the borough."

Meanwhile, residents wanting to know more about the history of their house, street or family, can visit the Local Studies Library and Archives Service, on Level three of the Central Library at any time.

Staff can answer some basic queries by phone (on 0208-760-5400, extn. 1112) or by letter.

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