Twenty stones are to be placed in parks and streets across the borough to celebrate Croydon becoming part of London 50 years ago.
Croydon became a London borough on 1 April 1965 by bringing together the old local councils of Croydon and Coulsdon & Purley, both of which were in Surrey. Croydon Council is marking the anniversary with 20 large stones representing the borough’s original 20 local wards.
The stones, originally purchased from the Mayor’s Regeneration Fund, and initially placed in New Addington, are all unique and a fitting tribute to mark the Borough’s 20 original wards.
“Becoming part of London 50 years ago was a key moment in Croydon’s history, and placing these beautiful recycled stones across the borough is our way of celebrating this landmark.”
Councillor Alison Butler, deputy leader and cabinet member for homes, regeneration and planning
The locations are:
|1965 Ward Name||Present Day Ward Name||Locations|
|Addiscombe||Addiscombe||Junction of Morland Road and Morland Avenue|
|Bensham Manor||Bensham Manor||Trumble Gardens|
|Broad Green||Broad Green||Wandle Park|
|Central||Fairfield||The Queen’s Gardens|
|Coulsdon East||Coulsdon East||Bradmore Green pond|
|New Addington||New Addington and Fieldway||Milne Park|
|Purley||Purley and Kenley||High Street|
|Sanderstead North||Sanderstead and Croham||Outside Sanderstead Station|
|Sanderstead and Selsdon||Selsdon and Ballards||Sanderstead Pond|
|Shirley||Shirley and Heathfield||Library|
|South Norwood||South Norwood||Norwood Junction station|
|Thornton Heath||Thornton Heath||Clocktower on Parchmore Road|
|Upper Norwood||Upper Norwood||Upper Norwood Recreation Ground|
|Waddon||Waddon||By Waddon Leisure Centre|
|West Thornton||West Thornton||Thornton Heath pond|
|Whitehorse Manor||Selhurst||Heavers Meadow|
|Woodcote and Coulsdon West||Coulsdon West and Purley||Coulsdon Library|
The project complements the Moving to London exhibition running until 31 October at the Museum of Croydon.