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Sydenham Renaud Addiscombe [Addiscombe College] Scrapbook

  • AR55
  • Collection
  • 1858 -.1905

Scrapbook, compiled by Sydenham Renaud. It contains a watercolour plan of the College and surrounding properties (dated June 1859; measures 28.5cm x 22cm; scale c9 in :1mile = 1:7040]; 147 albumen prints, mainly of cadets, staff, College buildings and surrounding area; and cuttings relating to the College. These are accompanied by captions and commentary on the photographs (mainly referring to the images, but sometimes to the photographic techniques) which extend in places to memoirs of the College Life. Non-Addington photographs include : Addington Palace; Beddington House and Church (2 photos), Cadet Alexander (son of General Alexander)s home; Lord Ashburtons Farm; General CA Browne, his house at Secunderabad, Deccan, and memorial to Elizabeth, his wife (3 photos; 1863); cadets at Sandown, Isle of Wight (1859 or 1860); room at University College, Oxford; and 4 copies of paintings or prints. Cuttings towards the end of the volume include cartoons from Punch etc; cuttings on military subjects; portraits of political and military public figures (including William Gladstone and Earl Roberts) articles re the Fens and re Egypt; etc., mainly undated, but some 1885 - 1905.

Photography was included in the Addiscombe curriculum from 1855 (taught by Aaron Penley, professor of civil drawing). The photographs mainly date from 1858-1859, and an early title for the book was 'Photographs taken by Cadets of the H.E.I.C.s Military College, Addiscombe. A.D. 1858-59. The photographs appear to have been stuck into the book soon afterwards, with brief captions. The captions were added to and amended over the years, particularly in the period 1891-1905, when the scrapbook assumed its present form. At times they extend into fairly long passages of text. These have been wrapped idiosyncratically around the pictures, or written on interleaved pieces of paper. Renaud comments 'the whole thing is go as you please over the patchwork so imperfectly hashed up. The book was used for reminiscing with other old cadets (for example, at a lunch in 1891), and some of the amendments may be the result of these shared memories. A few of the photographs were taken away from Addiscombe, or at a later date. Towards the end, the volume degenerates into a scrapbook for miscellaneous cuttings etc on military and other subjects, dated around 1885-1905. Renaud calls the book 'quite a preliminary canter to The Race, in the magnum opus of Colonel H.M. Vibart; a reference to Vibarts history, Addiscombe: its Heroes and Men of Note (1894) (shelved in Local Studies Library at S70(355)VIB).

Sydenham Renaud

Ted Hubbard scrapbook

  • AR347
  • Collection
  • c.1860-1988

Scrapbook of notes, newspaper clippings and photographs relating to Addington and its residents, compiled by Tedd Hubbard

Ted Hubbard

Tenterden Road Fire Watchers Log Book

  • AR132
  • Collection
  • 24 Feb 1941- 18 Sep 1944

Log book of Tenterden Road Fire Watchers. The log book records incidents or otherwise recorded between 6pm and 7am daily together with signature of the fire watcher on duty. It contains detailed times of air raid incidents.

Note in the front cover records that the object of this book is to compile an accurate record of the Tenterden Road Fire Watchers. As it may well prove to be of service to us, either collectively or indvidually, should evidence be required regarding duty periods or claims for compensation etc, it is essential that all details should be correctly entered..

A note at the rear, signed by J.G.Chesher (of 20 Tenterden Road, leader of the Tenterden Road Fire Watchers) and dated 13 September 1944 indicates that an order had been received to end the fire watching rota and log book on the night of Sunday 17 September 1944.

Tenterden Road Fire Watchers

The Listening Post

  • AR1140
  • Collection
  • 1939-1941

Issues of' The Listening Post', The Journal for the Wardens of Coulsdon and Purley Urban District, a monthly magazine for Air Raid Wardens during World War Two

Wardens Service of Coulsdon and Purley Urban District Council

The War Scrapbook

  • AR1139
  • Collection
  • c1940s

The War Scrapbook, containing newspaper cuttings relating to events during World War Two

Unknown person

The Wine Bibber

  • AR16
  • Collection
  • c.1810

Text of a drinking song. Full title: A favorite Song called / The Wine Bibber / Or, Billy diddled out of his Madeira. Contains a reference to the Green Dragon inn, Croydon; and to a churchwarden named Nevit. The text is written on a page torn out of a volume, previously used to record grocery accounts (including vegetables, a pigs head, etc) for Lloyd, with dates including 1813, 1815, and 1817. It has subsequently been mounted on card (by Croydon Library).

Unknown person

Thomas Mathews Address

  • AR69
  • Collection
  • Sep 1910

Illuminated address presented to Thomas Mathews (Treasurer and Secretary) by the Free Christian Church, Wellesley Road; with approx 140 signatures. It was presented to record Mathews long service as Treasurer and Secretary to the congregation. The text reads: 'Free Christian Church, Croydon. We gratefully record the long and faithful service of our esteemed Friend Thomas Mathews Esq. Honorary Treasurer of the Congregation for Ten Years; Honorary Secretary of the Congregation for Eleven Years; and a valued Member of the Committee since 1875. Wellesley Road, Croydon. September 1910.

The address consists of a bound volume, containing nine board pages. These comprise one page bearing the text the address, seven pages containing 143 signatures of members of the congregation, and one blank page.

Thomas Matthews

Thomas Weller Ledger

  • AR88
  • Collection
  • 1860 - 1867

Ledger of Thomas Weller, watchmaker and jeweller.

The ledger records Thomas Wellers business during his final years. His customers included many of the well-known individuals and institutions of Croydon and the surrounding area. His work mainly comprised clock and watch maintenance and repair, supply and repair of jewellery and silverware, engraving, etc. He supplied silver trowels for the laying of the foundation stones of the new Workhouse and St Matthews Church. He was contracted to wind a number of clocks on a weekly or daily basis, including those of the Town Hall, St Johns Church, Addiscombe College, St Jamess Church, Providence Chapel, and Croydon Literary and Scientific Institution. Most of his customers were local to Croydon, but others were further afield, eg Westerham, Hever, Brighton, London, and even New Zealand.

Weller died on 3 February 1867, and his business was wound up: the final pages of the ledger (approx pp894-902) appear to have been completed by his executors in settling outstanding accounts.

Wellers name is not given in the ledger itself; but the identification is confirmed by comparison of the entries for the maintenance of the Town Hall clock with those in the records of the Waste Land Trustees.

Thomas Weller

Thornton Heath Ratepayers Association Minute Books

  • AR73
  • Collection
  • 1929-1953

2 minute books of the Thornton Heath Ratepayers Association: Committee and General meetings, 1929-1952; and General Purposes/Executive Committee meetings 1942-1953.

Thornton Heath Ratepayers Association

Title deeds and other documents relating to 55 -61 The Glade, Shirley

  • AR970
  • Collection
  • 1921 - 1980

Bundle of deeds and other documents relating to 55 -61 The Glade, Shirley, 1921 - c.1980 including redevelopment of the site through demolition of no.59 and erection of housing on land to the rear (the present Camrose Close).

Unknown person

Todhunter/Dowle/Rollason Material

  • AR90
  • Collection
  • c1870s - 1996

13 photographs of members of the Todhunter, Dowle and Rollason families, all teachers; testimonials etc for Ernest and Winifred Rollason as teachers; and historical notes by Dr RCW Cox.

Todhunter, Dowle and Rollason families

Tollgate Primary School

  • SCH140
  • Collection
  • 1976 - 2007

Several boxes of photographs, newsletters etc form part of this collection and are awaiting cataloguing.

Tollgate Primary School

Trevor Austin, Elected Member of Coulsdon and Purley Urban District Council

  • AR1169
  • Collection
  • 1962-1965

Records relating to Coulsdon and Purley Urban District Council collected by Trevor Austin, the last surviving Elected Member of C&P UDC, which was amalgamated with the County Borough of Croydon in 1965. Includes:

Councillor's 1964 diary;

The Councillors' Handbook;

Standing Orders of the Council and Contracts of C&P UDC;

Constitution and duties of Council Committees;

Health Report 1963;

Work of the Coulsdon & Purley Public Libraries 1962-4;

Civil Defence Handbook no.10 - Nuclear Attack;

Coulsdon & Purley Official Guide;

'I want to be a Borough Councillor' booklet, and

Official correspondence between the UDC Town Clerk nd persons nominated, standing and elected for and to the UDC.

Trevor Austin

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