Norbury events from 4 May

Mondays. 10am – 12.30pm. ‘Let’s Get Crafty’ Craft Club

Norbury Methodist Church, 2A Pollards Hill

Wednesdays. 10am – 12.30pm. Drop-in to the Pop-in Community Cafe

All Welcome. Norbury Methodist Church, 2A Pollards Hill

Thursday afternoons (some). Portrait drawing

A small informal group meets on some Thursday afternoons in Costa Coffee to practise portrait drawing. Occasional meetings in central London galleries etc. with amateur artists from other parts of London are also planned. If you’re interested in practising drawing and/or portraiture, do get in touch with Jo Palosaari through This replaced Norbury Streetlife.

Saturdays (1st). 3pm. Special Cinema Club

For parents/carers and children up to 16 with disabilities

Norbury Methodist Church, 2A Pollards Hill

Saturday 13 May. 7.30pm Carol Film Showing

St Philip’s Church Hall, Beech Rd.

Wednesday 24 May. 7.30pm. SERA AGM

Norbury & Edge Pub – Back room

Scots Estate Norbury Residents’ Association

Saturday 27 May. Manor Farm Nature Reserve Local Community Open Day

For further details see:

Saturday 3 June. 11am-2pm. Norbury Clean Up Day – reorganised to Saturday 17 June.

Saturday 17 June. 11am-2pm. Norbury Clean Up Day

Meet at the Norbury & Edge Pub

Also Croydon Assembly to consider taking action on its People’s Plan for Croydon in light of the result of the General Election and leading up to the local elections in May. Ruskin House, Coombe Rd. I am on the organising committee.

Sunday 18 June. 12-4pm. Love Norbury in Bloom & Big Lunch, Father’s Day and Honouring Jo Cox MP

Love Nobrury Day

A fun day for the whole community to enjoy with live music, stalls, entertainers, activities for young people and much more. Come along and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with your family, friends and neighbours.

More details to be published.

St Helen’s Road Triangle

Monday 19 June. 11am-12pm. The East India Company and Croydon

I will be talking about the connections of the East India Company with the Borough.

Ashburton  Library Shirley Road, CR9 7AL, as part of  Croydon Heritage Festival

Please book your seat in advance on 020 3700 1001 as seating is limited.

Saturday 24 June.  2.30-3.30pm. The Work and Life Histories of Local Artists

Talk by Norbury’s local historian David Clark.

Norbury Library as part of  Croydon Heritage Festival.

Please book your seat in advance on 020 3700 1011 as seating is limited.

Sunday 25 June. 2-4pm. A Heritage walk from Norbury Station to Norwood Grove and the Rookery

Frequent stops to see pictures of 100 years ago and compare with those views of today and to hear about the history of the area.

Part of Croydon Heritage Festival.

Saturday 15 July. 2-6pm. Pollards Hill RA PHRA Summer Saturday Family Event

For more details see:

About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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