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Scrapbook of H. R. Pereira, Bishop of Croydon

  • AR139
  • Collection
  • 1876 - 1904

Album containing information collected by Pereira about his career and the general life of Croydon. The album contains programmes of events (usually fetes and bazaars) that Pereira attended, numerous letters written to Pereira from notable churchmen, newspaper cuttings of obituaries and other events affecting Pereira.

Henry Horace Pereira

Scrapbook of Marjorie Mary Sanger

  • AR805
  • Collection
  • c.1930 - 1945

Scrapbook of Marjorie Mary Sanger. The contents are mainly greetings cards with some school certificates. The collection also consists of a New Testament given to her at Croydon British School to mark the coronation of George VI in 1937 and two pieces of embroidery commemorating the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953.

Marjorie Mary Sanger

Scrapbooks of Croydon Federation of Townswomens Guilds

  • AR749
  • Collection
  • 1945 - 1996

10 scrapbooks and photograph albums detailing the Society's activities; 1945-1996. The volumes include cuttings, programmes, tickets etc.

Croydon Federation of Townswomen's Guilds

Selsdon Players Records

  • AR391
  • Collection
  • 1929-1940

Minute book and Cash and Rough Book 1936-1940.

Selsdon Players

Shorthand Certificates of William Harry Hawkins

  • AR20
  • Collection
  • 1898 - 1899

5 certificates for shorthand qualifications issued by the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (at the County Polytechnic, Crodyon) and London Chamber of Commerce

William Harry Hawkins

Sidney Joseph Madge: Papers Relating to Coulsdon and Purley

  • SJM
  • Collection
  • 1951 - 1953

Three histories of the Coulsdon and Purley area by Sidney J. Madge:

Coulsdon and Purley Source Book of Materials for Local History with Index 1951[SJM/1] Manuscript of Coulsdon: From the time of Cuthred to the Crusades, October 1952, with related correspondence 1952 - 3 [SJM/2]

Manuscript of Coulsdon Records: the Principal Lands of Coulsdon and Purley and their Holders, June 1953 [SJM/3]; and a typescript copy of same [SJM/4]

Sidney Joseph Madge

Six deeds relating to Croydon

  • AR982
  • Collection
  • 1618 - 1796

6 deeds:
Six deeds relating to Croydon:
1) 29 Sep 1618
2) 09 August 1650
3) 26 July 1655
4) 02 June 1668
5) 27 April 1747
6) 27 October 1796

Unknown person

Solicitors ledger recording delivery of documents

  • AR954
  • Collection
  • c.1898 - c.1902

1 vol: Solicitors ledger recording delivery of documents, presumably on deposit for safe custody. Lists the deliverer or owner of the the document together with date of the document, title of the document, the property to which the documents relate, the date of delivery and by whom i.e. the member of staff, the document was received. Many of the addresses are within Croydon or the surrounding area. Among the depositors are the Whitgift Foundation (p.37, 62, 85, 103, 125, 182) and Wattons Trustees to the Corporation of Croydon (re Church Street, p.98) and to the Guardians of St Olaves Union (re: Shirley Lodge Farm, p.99)
Volume is labelled number 6 on spine; indexed by name of depositor.

Unknown corporate body

Some Account of the Municipal Buildings of Croydon

  • AR396
  • Collection
  • 1896

Printed volume of text and pictures. In flap inside back cover: plans of the Town Hall and site, tickets for opening, letter describing Town Hall bells, etc

Unknown person

Soroptimist International Croydon and District

  • AR882
  • Collection
  • 1948 - 2002

Croydon Soroptomist Club Projects: Booklets etc
How to .a Guide for Carers in Croydon (1993)
St Piers: the National Centre for children and young people with epilepsy and other special needs (2000)
The Mentoring Scheme at Norbury Manor HS for Girls
Limbs for Life (1999-2003)
Womens Aid (1998-1999)
Westdene Supper Party (1993)
All Work and No Play? (2000-2001)
Women in the Community Award
The Aplastic Anaemia Trust

Croydon Soroptomist Club Project: Dutch Dash 25 - 26 October 1996:

Video, album, negatives, photographs, cuttings


1994 - 1995

Peace Debate

Various notes, 1997 onwards*

Joyce Stovell, former President

Folder of photographs, cuttings etc

Membership and programmes: various examples

Presidents Dinners etc :

Photographs, menus etc

Soroptomist publications (envelope of 15, national, 1948 - 1999)
The Ancient Olympic Games (Soroptomist International Greece, 2002) (2 copies*)

Croydon Old and New*

75th Anniversary Celebrations:

Invitations, menus, gifts and cards.

Material relating to Friendship Links:

Visits etc: Arnhem, Paris, Mandeville, Tokyo-Azuma, Ballina and District groups
Applications: Federal Way USA; Lagos, Nigeria; Yanai City, Japan
Friendship Newsletters: Arnhem
List of Friendship Links, 2002

Former Friendship Links

London Ontario (closed 1995)
Banff National Park
Santa Paula 1977
Huntingdon Park Area

Services of Thanksgiving

R Margaret F. Adams 1895 - 1983
E. Mary Thomas nee Batchelor 1909 - 1997
Annette Carncross 1932 - 1996
Elsa Cameron 1910 - 2002


Golden Jubilee Harrogate 24 October 1984
Conference, Ingleton 1981
Waldorf Astoria Photograph 1956

Benevolent Fund

1987 - 2001 (1 folder)


1983 - 1989 (one bundle)


Croydon and District Newsletter 53 -55 (1999 - 2000)
South East England Newsletter 1998 - 2004

Plus examples of Soroptomist, Soroptomist News, International Soroptomist*

63 Residential Club, Bayswater Road, London

Folder of items of interest including ways of raising money to support the renovation and refurbishment.

Development of New S.I.G.B.I Constitution

Folder of notes etc

Venture Club

Reunions 2001 - 6

European Visits
Federation of European Soroptomists, 1958
European Parliament, 1993

United Nations

Miscellaneous notes*


Two folders*

Box of artefacts*

Three folders (deposited on 04 November 2006)

Press releases
Agendas, minutes, notes etc (2)

Soroptimist International Croydon and District

South Croydon Liberal Club

  • AR403
  • Collection
  • 1909-1948

The minutes would indicate that the club met at various venues in Croydon. The collection consists of a minute book covering the period 23 May 1933 - 28 Febuary 1939. In addition several loose pages of minutes from 19 June 1945 - 27 September 1948. There are three copies of the South Croydon Liberal Association Constitution, two have been amended the third is a draft, two reports one detailing a history of the club and four flyers advertising public meetings. The finances of the club amount to a cash book from 28 September 1909 - 23 April 1938; petty cash book 23 April 1929 - 2 January 1938 and loose cash receipts 6 May 1936 - 3 April 1948. There are also two reciepts books covering 23 March 1936 - 26 June 1937.

South Croydon Liberal Club

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