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Documents relating to 103 Brancaster Lane, Purley

  • AR1015
  • Collection
  • 1937-1950

Two files of correspondence and other documents relating to 103 Brancaster Lane, 1937 - 1950.
Publicity brochure for the Mitchley Wood Estate published by Lawes, Cherry and Co. Ltd, c.1928.

Slater Family

Records of Croydon Recorded Music Society

  • AR949
  • Collection
  • 1945 - 2007

Minute books: 1945 - 1976; 1976- 2001.
Attendance book: 1980 - 1983, 1983 - 1988, 1989 - 1994 book (blue folder)
Scrapbook of newspaper cuttings, reviews, photographs etc 1972 - 1978 but with much loose material at rear.
Blue folder: miscellaneous including notes on programmes, equipment, history
Programmes i.e. record of music played: 1975-6 season, 1976 - 1979, 1979 - 1982 season
Covers of a notebook giving past presidents, chairmen etc, c.mid 1970s.
Lever arch file: treasurers file(?) 1977 - 1994.
Pink folder: CGS Correspondence
Yellow folder: History including photos.
Yellow folder: Important letter about former Chairman but also includes correspondence.
Orange folder: various plans for programmes.
Orange folder: CRMS Constitution
Bundle of loose correspondence, newsletters etc.
Red folder of material for 50th anniversary season, 1995
Address and phone numbers, c.1990.
Loose newsletters, 2003-7
Envelope of press cuttings.
Programmes, c.1999 - 2007

[Programmes for local (ie. Croydon Borough) Societies passed to LSL; those of non-Croydon RM Societies transferred to other Boroughs]

Croydon Recorded Music Society

Borough Engineers Department Record Books

  • AR880
  • Collection
  • c.1930

Four engineers note books from the Borough Engineers Dept. One contains detailed sketches of the elevations of various Croydon roads.

Croydon Corporation

Brooks family photograph album

  • AR876
  • Collection
  • c.1890 - 1900

Large photograph album, in a fragile condition with some loose pages. The album is mainly holiday photographs (Isle of Wight, Bexhill, Eastbourne etc) but with some Croydon photographs, including interiors. These include:

88 Lansdowne Road, Drawing Room, 1892
88 Lansdowne Road, Conservatory
Eldon Villa
Ruby Lodge, Park Hill Rise (Back view)
Coombe Cottage
Hill Crest, (on Brownlow Road), 1892 (front and garden)
St Matthews Church (exterior and interior)
St Fillans, Coombe, Croydon
Wrencote, Croydon

The album also includes scenes from a historical pageant as well as some pressed leaves.

It is likely that the owner of the album was an acquaintance of James Sant (1820 - 1916, born in Croydon) as there are photographs of him at work and also a photograph of three ladies taken at his home at 43 Lancaster Gate, London.

Brooks Family

Minutes of Croham Hurst Townswomens Guild

  • AR799
  • Collection
  • 1954-1985

Minutes of Monthly Meetings 1954 - 1985 (5 vols)
Minutes of Executive Committee 1954 - 1982 (5 vols)

Croham Hurst Townswomen's Guild

Records of the Croydon and District Association of the British Federation of Women Graduates

  • AR797
  • Collection
  • 1933 - 1998

Minute book 1933 - 1942 (meetings and committee)
Minute book 1943 - 1950 (meetings and committee)
Minute book 1950 - 1956
Minute book 1956 - 1967 (including news cuttings and photos of Queen Mother at BUFW Jubilee 1957 and visit to Stevenage 1965)
Minute book 1967 - 1976 (including news cuttings)
Minute book 1972 - 1997 (committee)
Minute book 1976 - 1998 (meetings)
Accounts 1991 - 1998
Programmes 1956 - 1968, 1993 - 1997
Correspondence 1992 - 1998 (including disbandment, balance sheets)

Croydon and District Association of the British Federation of Women Graduates.

Various Croydon football league handbooks.

  • AR794
  • Collection
  • 1928 - 2004

25 vols:
Croydon and District Referees Society:
Rules 1968-1969

Thornton Heath and District Football League:
1) Handbooks: 1928-1929, 1958-1963
2) Directories: 1972-1986
3) Rule Book

Croydon Sunday Football League:
Handbook 1970, 1988-1990

Croydon Football League and Challenge Cup Competition:
Handbook 1956-1965, 1967 - 1968, 1970-1971, 1972-1973

Croydon Minor Football Combination:
Handbook, 1946-1947, 1956-1965, 1965-1966 ( Youth Football Combination)

Southern Amateur Football League:
Handbook, 1966-1967, 1968-1969, 1972-1973

Excelsior Football League:
Handbook, 1929-1933

Croydon and District Wednesday Football League:
Handbook, 1958-1959, 1997 - 1998, 2004 - 2005

Civil Service Football League:
Handbook, 1954-1955

Athenian Football League:
Handbook, 1968-1969

London Postal Region (Inner):
Handbook 1958-1959

London Banks Football Association:
Handbook 1972-1973

Croydon and District Football Leagues

Wartime Memories of Mrs Dorothy Lowe

  • AR769
  • Collection
  • c.1973

1) Memories of the Second World War, 1939 - 1945 recorded by Dorothy Lowe and typed by her daughter Evelyn Houghton. Contains descriptions of ARP work, domestic air raid precautions (including Morrison shelters), the flying bomb of June 1944 which destoyed their house in Norbury and the experience of being rehoused.
2) Memories of 1944 recorded and typed by Evelyn Houghton.
3) Four photographs:
a) 12 Acacia Road, Norbury following bombing of June 1944.
b) Morrison Shelter with Evelyn Lowe and Hilary Lowe.
c) Norbury ARP including Arthur Lowe.
d) Montage of contemporary newspapers with revolver.

Mrs Dorothy Lowe

Papers relating to E.G.Handel-Lucas

  • AR722
  • Collection
  • c. 1909

Photocopies and original material from Mr Lucass personal collection of material relating to his great uncle, E.G.Handel-Lucas.
The collection contains:
3 pages of photocopied newspaper articles.
Advertisement for Pears Annual 1909 which shows an illustration by E.G.Handel-Lucas.
Photograph of a sepia drawing of Otford Church, Kent by E.G.Handel-Lucas.
5 postcards each showing two views of Croydon.
Scanned copy of a photograph of Mr and Mrs Handel-Lucas in 1935.
Scanned copy of Toryism 1929-No use for aeroplanes by E.G.Handel-Lucas.
Scanned copy of two versions of The Two Voices by E.G.Handel-Lucas.
Mounted copy of Of such is the Kingdon of Heaven by E.G.Handel-Lucas.

Edward George Handel Lucas

Records of The Croindene Music Society

  • AR705
  • Collection
  • 1949-1951

a)Minute book 1949-1951 incorporating the Croindene Music Society and the Croindene Singers.
b)Envelope of newspaper cuttings.
c)Folder marked Activities containing programmes etc.
d)Folder marked Croindene Singers containing letters etc.
e) and f) Two blue folders containing letters.

The Croindene Music Society

Wartime Records of Miss Francis Johnson (1918-2002)

  • AR703
  • Collection
  • 1918 - 1942

a)National Registration Identity card of Miss Francis Johnson.
b)Notice from Croydon War Pensions Committee granting a pension to Mrs Johnson of 4 Helder Street Croydon. Dated 30th December 1918.
c)Notice of appointment of Miss Johnson to the post of General Assistant, NAAFI. Dated 16th October 1942.
e) 2 photographs of the staff of South Croydon NAAFI winning the Silver Cup for Best NAAFI canteen in the Sutton area. One has a newspaper cutting attached. Both photographs undated.

Francis Johnson

Records of Croydon Hotels Association

  • AR582
  • Collection
  • 1977 - 1998

Minute Books:
March 1977 - Feb 1981
March 1981 - Nov 1991
Jan 1992 - March 1998
List of members (1977 - 1989); memorandum of association; articles of association.

Croydon Hotels Association

Cash book of Clarendon Cash Stores, 24 Pitlake

  • AR1072
  • Collection
  • 1923 - 1943

Cash book of Clarendon Cash Stores, 24 Pitlake. The name and address of Ernest Wickham is written in inside front cover, donors grandfather.

Wickham Family

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

Croydon Savings Committee records

  • AR404
  • Collection
  • 1940-1976

Croydon Executive Committee and AGM minutes 1955-75; Croydon Streets Groups Committee minutes 1956-76; South Norwood and Woodside Committee minutes 1940-62; miscellaneous correspondence and ephemera

Croydon Savings Committee

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