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Croydon Philharmonic Society Recordings

  • AR28
  • Collection
  • [27 Jan] 1937

5 lacquered aluminium gramophone disks, carrying recording of R. Vaughan Williams, Five Tudor Portraits (disjointed excerpts), performed by BBC Symphony Orchestra and Croydon Philharmonic Society, etc, and broadcast on the BBC National Programme, 27 Jan 1937.

Five Tudor Portraits consists of settings of poems By John Skelton (1460-1529). It was first performed in September 1936 at the Norwich Festival. This recording is from its first London performance, broadcast on the BBC on 27 Jan 1937. The broadcast ran from 8.44pm to 9.32pm: it therefore overran slightly, and the 9.30 Greenwich Time Signal can be heard towards the end of the recording.

Another performance was given at North End Hall, Croydon, on 4 Dec 1937, by Croydon Philharmonic Society and the London Symphony Orchestra. Vaughan Williams was in the audience, and this performance was also broadcast.

The discs are numbered 418-421 and 492. The recording appears to have been made on a single disc cutting machine. There are therefore lost pieces of the performance between sides, due to side changing; and there are also recording skips, due to cutting errors, on sides 1 and 6. Approximately 35 minutes of recorded material survives, from a performance lasting 48 minutes. Disc 492 (one sided) is a different generation recording from the rest of the material, and fills the skip on side 6. It may have been dubbed from another recording of the same performance; or it is possible (although unlikely) that it was taken from the December performance.

Croydon Philharmonic Society

Croydon Quarter Sessions Records

  • QS
  • Collection
  • 1889 - 1965

Records of Croydon County Borough Quarter Sessions, including minute books, calendars of prisoners, indictments, depositions and certificates and Highway Diversion Orders.

Court of Quarter Sessions

Croydon Ramblers

  • AR1001
  • Collection
  • 1950 - 2009

Administrative records for Croydon Ramblers including correspondence, hall bookings, annual reports and annual general meeting minutes, programmes, executive committee minutes, ramble reports from 1968-1983 and press reports from 1966-68

Croydon Ramblers

Croydon Reference Library Training Notebook

  • AR6
  • Collection
  • 1969

Notebook containing general information useful to Croydon Reference Library staff, compiled by Jenny Hierons (library trainee); mainly copied from training cards compiled by Peter Glover, Reference Librarian.

Croydon Reference Library

Croydon Repertory Theatre Scrapbook

  • AR1134
  • Collection
  • 1932-1933

Croydon Repertory Theatre scrapbook of newspaper cuttings, programmes and photographs, and papers of Sidney Budd, one of the founders of the Croydon Repertory Theatre

Sidney Budd

Croydon Repertory Theatre: Signature Book

  • AR126
  • Collection
  • 1932 - 1950

Signature book opened 17th September 1932. Evidently used for post war meetings of the Croydon Repertory Association.

Croydon Repertory Theatre

Croydon Sailing Club

  • AR184
  • Collection
  • c.1956 - 1966

Includes one minute book 1955 - 1957, one photograph album 1956 - 1966 , correspondence 19 November 1954 - 19 July 1964, various newspaper cuttings 13 October 1966 - 8 September 1978, one statement of accounts 6 February 1957, one rule Book 1972, one sailing instructions leaflet and one CD Rom marked Scrapbook from 1956

Croydon Sailing Club

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

Croydon School Board and Education Department Records

  • AR586
  • Collection
  • 1889 - 1969

Croydon School Board, lists of teachers, pupils teachers and applicatns for teaching posts, 1889 - 1903 (1 vol)
Croydon Education Department, Loan Sanctions to schools, 1942 - 1969 (1 vol)

Croydon Borough Council

Croydon Social Union Records

  • AR181
  • Collection
  • 1904 - 1909

The collection consists of one volume of clippings and programmes, with ms index, 1904-7 and the secretarys minute book, 1904 - 9

Croydon Social Union

Croydon Society

  • AR916
  • Collection
  • c.1975 - 2005

Research papers left to the Croydon Society by Hugh Byford:

Research notes:

W.F.Stanley (blue box file)
South Norwood History (envelope folder)
D.H.Lawrence (envelope folder)
Ron Howards Architectural Class (envelope folder)
Miscellaneous (envelope folder)
St Marks School and Church (envelope folder)
St Marks Church Lads Brigade (envelope folder)
Central Croydon redevelopment (envelope folder)
Goathouse (envelope folder)
South Norwood Trail (red ring binder)
Croydons Built Heritage: South Norwood Conservation Area text (orange ring binder)
Croydon Advertiser: various commemorative editions (envelope file)
Ordnance Survey index (envelope folder)
South Norwood Conservation Area Campaign (document wallet)
South Norwood Conservation Area Current (envelope folder)
South Norwood Recreation Ground: gates (envelope folder)
C.S.Spackman (document wallet)
Queens Road Cemetery (envelope folder)
Photographic Group (1999, document wallet)
Pubs (envelope folder)
Listed Buildings (envelope folder)
Croydon Society miscellaneous (envelope folder)
Cicely Mary Barker (envelope folder)
Buildings Survey (envelope folder)
Croydon Canal (loose)
South Norwood Walk (envelope folder)
South Norwood Country Park (envelope folder)
South Norwood Pubs (envelope folder)
South Norwood High Street (document wallet)
North End (document wallet)
Lunchtime Concerts (envelope folder)
Hornimans/Commbe Cliffe (envelope folder)
Croydon Society Constitution (envelope folder)
Footpath Map (18 sections, envelope folder)
Conference Conservation Areas (envelope folder)
Conan Doyle and D.H.Lawrence (envelope folder)
Focus material (envelope folder)
Friends of South Norwood Lake (loose, now in document folder)
W.H.Hurlstone (loose, now in document wallet)
Drinking fountain, South Norwood Hill (loose, now in document wallet)
Hambledown Gardens, 2003-4 (loose, now in document wallet)
Croydon Canal (loose, now in document wallet)
South Norwood and Selhurst Neighbourhood Partnership (loose, now in document wallet)

Copy of UDP

Copy of Croydon: the future (with cuttings etc enclosed)

Copy of Crystal Palace Campaign Consultation starts here (2002)

South Norwood Draft Improvement Strategy plus notes etc (in Croydon Smarter Borough folder)

Box of Stanley Notebooks

Plus demand from freeholder for ground rent, letter from Council re: smarter streets (2002) and land registry documents re: buildings on corner of South Norwood Hill and High St.

Croydon Society

Croydon Soroptimists records

  • AR405
  • Collection
  • 1932-1983

The collection includes committee minutes, correspondence, ephemera and Photographs

Soroptimist International Croydon and District

Croydon Stagers

  • AR978
  • Collection
  • 1908 - 2008

Photograph album Me and My Girl 1956
Folder containing programmes (orange marked dramatic section)
Loose photographs and envelopes relating to specific shows.
Cutting book owned by Mr Sam Boots containing newspaper cuttings.

Box two

Photograph album: untitled c.1955
Photograph album: Me and My Girl 1984
Envelopes of photographs, cuttings etc for specific named shows 1966 - 2008
Some loose photographs
Centenary certificates and cuttings (2008).

Box three

Folder: General (inc anniversary brochure).
Folder: Music Hall
Folder: Press Cuttings 1909 onwards
Envelope: Croydon Carnival
Mounted reproduction of Croydon Advertiser review of Half a Sixpence 03 Dec 1982
15 folders re: publicity arrangements etc, mid 1960s.

Box four

Rehearsal register c.1930 - 1960.
Rehearsal register undated.
Minute book (committee) 1932 - 1939.
Minute book (committee and AGM) 1939 - 1950.
Minute book (committee and AGM) 1950 - 1957.
Minute book (committee) 1956 - 1957.
Minute book (folder) 1957 - 1961.
Envelope: minutes 1961 - 1962.
Envelope: minutes 1961 - 1965.
Envelope: minutes 1965 - 1967.
Envelope: minutes 1967 - 1968.
Folder: minutes 1968 - 1970.
Folder: minutes 1970 - 1972.
Envelope: minutes of AGM 1958 - 1965.
Envelope: minutes 1972 - 1973; 1975.
Envelope: minutes 1973 - 1974.
Envelope: minutes 1975 - 1977.
Ledger: social fund 1950 - 1955.
Folder: various balance sheets etc
Envelope: AGM minutes and reports c.1968 - 1980.
Loose reports 1937 - 1970.
Envelope: show notes.

Box 5 (large blue bag)

Posters and large photographs

Box 6 (large bag)

Four rolls of posters.

Box 7 (blue plastic crate)

Eleven albums of photographs and programmes etc belonging to Christine Bright. 1968 - 1993.

Croydon Stagers

Croydon Terriers

  • AR36
  • Collection
  • c1490-c1590

Volume containing 3 terriers of the lands of the Archbishops of Canterbury as Lords of the Manor of Croydon, 1492/3; 1516/17; 1543; with related material and annotations.

There is some question about the date of the second terrier ('Warhams). The date is entered as 'ao Henr octavi viii; but there may have been an attempt to alter the 'viii to a 'iii. Both Quaritchs cataloguer and CG Paget believed this, and therefore dated the terrier to 1511-12; but it seems more likely that no alteration was intended, and the terrier is therefore dated here to 1516-17. The 1492-3 terrier (including the c1490 rental) and the 1516-17 terrier are on paper bearing the same watermark, and were presumably entered in the same original book, although they are in two different hands. The 1543 terrier has been bound in with them later, and the various indexes and the series of extracts from court rolls also appear to have been bound in at this later date.

The three terriers are surveys of the lands of the Archbishops of Canterbury in the parish of Croydon. None of the terriers include the town of Croydon, Croydon Park, or Croydon and Norwood Commons; and only that of 1543 includes the manor of Waddon. The name of the tenant, and the acreage, are given for each landholding. In 1492-3 the quit rent payable (a sum of money, in lieu of manorial services) is also given: quit rents are mainly of the order of two or three pence per acre. The arrangement of the 1492-3 terrier follows a rough perambulation around the parish. The 1516-17 terrier is arranged by 'Burrowes (borghs, or tithings), and brings together the holdings of each tenant within each borgh. The 1543 terrier closely follows that of 1492-3, but attempts to bring it up to date (not always successfully).

Contents:

f1 Terrier 1492 - 3

f26 An elder rental (arranged by tenants names) c.1490

f29 Index to field names in 1492-3 terrier

f30 Index to tenants names in c.1490 rental (2 copies)

f32 Extracts from court rolls, deeds etc (C13; 1467 - 1549)

f36 Terrier (Warhams) 1516-1517

f61 Terrier (Cranmers) 01 Jan 1543

f81 Single folio from later survey (1558 - 1590)

f88 Index o tennants names in 1543 terrier

f90 Summary of acreages held by Nicholas Heron/Herne

The text contains numerous annotationsin later sixteenth century hands, some dated to 1566.

Pages have been numbered in a ?sixteenth century hand, but inconsistently (perhaps on account of rebindings). Folios have been numbered in pencil in a twentieth century hand, and these are the numbers followed here.

Manor of Croydon

Croydon Theatre Playbills

  • AR936
  • Collection
  • 1839

2 items:
Croydon, Theatre
Two playbills for a short season arranged and managed by Mr Mears, each headed
Theatre, Croydon
Langford, Printer, Croydon, March 6 and March 27 1839.
a) March 6 1839. Under the Immediate Patronage of The Professional Gentlemen of Croydon and its vicinity.
Love in a Village; Tom Noddys Secret
The list of players quotes which London theatres the actors come from, and includes Mr Mears of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Size 45x18cms; fine apart from a tear in lower part which would disappear if laid down.

b) March 27 1839 Last Night. For the Benefit of Mr Mears. First and Only Appearance of Miss Mears. Double page playbill, the first page listing the many distinguished singers and actors who appear to support Mr Mears .their powerful aid during his short season.. The second page lists the plays and entertainments: Dream at Sea; Petticoat Colonel, Or Venus in Arms; Blue Jackets or Her Majestys Service. Dances and songs interspersed. Size 37 x 37cms., some very faint dust-soiling, otherwise in remarkably good condition.

Mr Mears

Croydon University Extension Committee records

  • AR429
  • Collection
  • 1946-1967

Minutes 1946-67 (2 vols); list of courses held at Croydon 1881-1967; posters; lists of lectures; lists of candidates who received certificates; correspondence; Croydon Education Committee A Plan for Leisure booklets.

Croydon University Extension Committee

Croydon War Supplies Clearing House

  • AR140
  • Collection
  • 1914 - 1919

Minutes Oct 1914 - Oct 1918

Summary Report 1914-1919

Annual Accounts and Report, as at 31 March 1917

Record of Advertisements Nov 1914-1916

Croydon War Supplies Clearing House

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