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Minutes of Tramlink Working Group

  • AR1049
  • Collection
  • 1992 - 1998

1 box:
Minutes and accompanying documents (lever arch files):

9/10/1992 - 20/11/1992
29/01/1993 - 21/01/1994
18/03/1994 - 16/12/1994
17/3/1995 - 06/9/1996
27/09/1996 - 3/1998

Plus copies of
Overhead Line System Study Final Report November 1993
Croydon Tramlink Act, 1994
Tramstop Review by Globe Architects and Plan Design Group 1994

Tramlink Working Group

Records of Croydon Philharmonic Society and Predecessor Bodies

  • AR885
  • Collection
  • 1909 - 2022

Box 1

Minutes of Committee Meetings:

1909 - 1914, 1920 (String Players Club was precursor of Croydon Symphony Orchestra. Until c.1926, concerts were joint between CPS and CSO. From then on, they became independent.)
1921 - 1922
1922 - 1928
1928 - 1934
1951 - 1957
1957 - 1960
1961 - 1964
1964 - 1968
1968 - 1973
1973 - 1976

Minutes of Annual General Meetings

1923 - 1939
1941 - 1962
1962 - 1979

Box 2

Programmes, November 1977 - December 2006

Box 3

Programmes, February 1927 - December 1959
Miscellaneous handbills

Box 4

Programmes, March 1960 - May 1977
Miscellaneous handbills

Box 5

Newsletters, February 1996 - October 2002

Minutes of Committee Meetings:

June 1981 - April 1991
June 1991 - April 1998

Collection of correspondence:

March 1975 - 31 October 1985
October 1985 - 31 December 1987

Publicity file including posters, newsletters and publicity invoices, 1986 - 1989

Box 6

Programme from 1964

Box of miscellaneous items including:

newspaper cuttings
membership paperwork
items related to the Fairfield Halls

Books of news cuttings:

1911 - 1933
1914 - 1963? (loose cuttings in file)
1922 - 1938
1933 - 1945
1946 - 1956


Envelope dated 1991 - 1992
Rolled Photograph
Black and White - concert at Fairfield Halls

Recordings: 5 cassettes; details to follow.

Black Bag

Certificate of fellowship of Alan Kirby from the Trinity College of Music

Certificate of honorary membership of Alan Kirby from the Royal Academy of Music (1947)

Large print of concert at the Fairfield Halls

Framed photograph of a concert

Box 7 A1158 Croydon Philharmonic Society (Choir), 2000-2022

Annual General Meeting Minutes:
3 September 2002
2 September 2003
7 September 2004

Committee Minutes:
12 September 2000
15 October 2000
12 November 2000
4 January 2001
22 April 2001
9 September 2001
4 November 2001
13 January 2002
14 April 2002
23 June 2002

Summary of Publicity Materials 2018-2022
'Choral Classics' programme, 17 November 2018
'Christmas Cheer programme, 17 December 2018
'Choral Celebrations' flyer and programme, 30 March 2019
'Stardust' programme, 15 June 2019
'Verdi Requiem' flyer and programme, 26 October 2019
'Christmas Cheer' programme, 16 December 2019
'Choral Gems' flyer and programme, 14 November 2021
Christmas at Fairfield programme, 18 December 2021
'Carmina Burana' programme and flyer, 2 April 2022
'Choral Gems' poster, 26 April 2022
'Together at the Minster' flyers x 2, programme and poster, 18 June 2022

Box 8
Records relating to the Croydon Philharmonic Society (Choir), including:
Concert programmes and publicity material for 2018/19 and 2021/22 seasons
AGM minutes for 2002, 2003 and 2004
Committee meeting minutes for 2000/2001 and 2001/2002 seasons

Croydon Philharmonic Society

Records of the Byron Family of Coulsdon Court

  • AR1057
  • Collection
  • 1755 - 1975

The Byron Family were Lords of the Manor and residents of Coulsdon from the purchase of the Manor in 1782 until the sale of the estate and its dispersal in 1921. The archive covers the entire period and continues beyond the sale of Coulsdon estate, with documents through to 1962.

The Byron Archival Collection (AR1057) is a substantial collection of papers covering the domestic, social, business and farming history of the family, their role and relationship as local squires with the wider community of Coulsdon and Surrey, and the extensive foreign travels undertaken by members of the family.

Papers relating to the early decades are relatively sparse and the strength of the archive lies with the years when Thomas and then Edmund Byron held the Manor and estate, 1845-1921, continuing with Edmund’s children through to the 1940s. During these years, the archive has the breadth and depth for thorough and detailed research into this middle squirearchy landed family who were deeply rooted in and committed to the small rural community which was their home. Attention is particularly drawn to Edmund’s six decades as Lord of the Manor. To him lies the distinction of preserving the traditional – and in many respects patriarchal – rural life of the village from 1863 until his death in 1921. The archive is very strong in its coverage of Edmund’s eventful life and that of his four children, as is indicated in the Series descriptions of the archive.

The archive was originally read, noted and arranged by members of The Bourne Society, Surrey and this work has provided a number of papers that supplement the catalogue entries. These papers include Excel spreadsheets, some of which are quite detailed, covering nearly the whole archive, and summaries of a large part of the personal family correspondence. Produced for the purpose of developing the catalogue, these entries identify only the name of the relevant Series for each item and the item accession number and there has been much further refinement in catalogue numbering since their production. They are available on request to support specific areas of interest and research.

The Collection consists of 14 series:

AR1057/1- Personal Correspondence
AR1057/2- Family and Non-Family Settlements-Marriage, Wills and Trusts
AR1057/3- Domestic and Family Expenses and Accounts
AR1057/4- Outdoor Sports
AR1057/5- Public Offices and Family Philanthropy
AR1057/6- Journal and Memoirs
AR1057/7- Personal Records and Ephemera
AR1057/8- Business Correspondence and Estate Management
AR1057/9- Property Purchases and Valuations and Property Sales Before 1921
AR1057/10- Valuations and Property Sales After 1921
AR1057/11- Leases and Deeds
AR1057/12- Ledgers, Rental Income and Account Books
AR1057/13- Shares and Bond Holdings
AR1057/14- Solicitors' Accounts

Byron Family

South Norwood Country Park Campaign

  • AR1157
  • Collection
  • 1977-1989

Records relating to the campaign by South Norwood United Action Group to establish South Norwood Country Park, dating from 1977 – 1989, including:

  • Information on contaminated land and soil survey (1977-1985)
  • Minutes, memos and correspondence on Croydon Development Plan (1978-1990)
  • Croydon District Plan - related correspondence and objections at inquiry (1980-1987)
  • Proposed development by London Borough of Bromley and original proposals (1982-1989)
  • South Norwood Country Park Public Consultation Document (1987)
  • Park proposals correspondence, reports and related information on development of the Park (1980-1988)
  • Newspaper cuttings (1982-1989)

South Norwood United Action Group

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

Winterbourne Girls School: Seaford Journey Log Book

  • AR71
  • Collection
  • May 1931

Log book of trip by Winterbourne Girls School to Seaford and Sussex, compiled by Avril Frater, aged 9, of Form 4A. The book is in a loose leaf format, with a printed cover. It mainly consists of duplicated sheets prepared by teachers (giving practical arrangements for the trip, maps, background information on places to be visited, exercises to be done, etc); with further material added by Avril Frater, including answers to exercises; sketches; 3 photographs; 13 pressed flowers; etc.

Winterbourne Junior Girls School

Mollie Moors Personal Papers

  • AR1120
  • Collection
  • 1882 - 2015

Records relating to the life, family and career of Mollie Isobel Moors (31 October 1919 - 6 August 2014)
Box list is available on request

Mollie Isobel Moors

Deeds to 14 Raymead Avenue, and ARP Warden Service papers

  • AR585
  • Collection
  • 1914-1956

Bundle 1: Deeds dated 1914 - 1956, including plans.
Bundle 2: Photograph of wardens at County Borough of Croydon Reporting Post F51, c1939-1945; file of ARP circulars and notes re stock of equipment; file of ARP booklets and pamphlets.

Unknown person


  • CON
  • Collection
  • 2016-2022

Expressions of condolence within the London Borough of Croydon, including for:

The Sandilands Tram Incident, 9 November 2016

The death of HRH Prince Philip, 9 April 2021

The death of Queen Elizabeth II, 8 September 2022.

Unknown corporate body

Ernest Wimble Scrapbook and Cuttings

  • AR7
  • Collection
  • 1911-1979

Scrapbook of cuttings, and printed ephemera, etc, of Ernest W Wimble, mainly re his three campaigns as Labour candidate for election to Croydon Corporation, 1920, 1922 and 1923. 2 cuttings re his visit to Russia in 1934.

Ernest Wimble

Papers relating to Place Fell, 13 Godstone Road, Kenley

  • AR727
  • Collection
  • n.d.

Papers relating to Place Fell, built c.1885. The house was purchased by the Myers family in 1945 and occupied by them until its sale in 1984. A family member deposited 5 photographs of the house from 1944 and then also from 1977, these were accessioned as A1179 in February 2023

Unknown person

Coulsdon Choral Society Programmes

  • AR1159
  • Collection
  • 1953-1961

11 programmes for concerts performed by Coulsdon Choral Society between 1953 and 1061, collected by Olive Henerson, a member of the society and resident of Coulsdon, who sang in each of the concerts. The programmes include:

'First Public Concert', 7 November 1953;

'Programme of Music', 27 October 1955;

'The Creation', 31 October 1956;

'Programme of Carols', 19 December 1956;

'Requiem', 24 October 1957;

'Messiah', 5 December 1957;

'Christmas Music', 15 December 1958;

'Stabat Mater', 12 November 1959;

'Requiem', 27 October 1960;

'The Passion According to St Matthew', 16 February 1961, and

'Choral Concert', 21 October 1961.

Coulsdon Choral Society

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

Croydon Parish Church

  • PR1
  • Collection
  • 1702 - 1927

Availability of records
Inclusion of an item in the catalogue does not necessarily mean that it can be seen or copied. Some categories of records are closed to public access at the request of the owner or depositor who may have imposed copying conditions; a publication may be within copyright; or copying may not be possible because of the physical condition of the document.

Records closed to public inspection
A small number of records in the catalogues are closed to public access for a defined period because they include sensitive personal data or confidential information. In these instances, Croydon Local Studies Library and Archives Service has given an explicit assurance to the depositor of the records that they will be closed to public access for a specified period. Closed records are identified and the period of closure is also given in the catalogue entry.

You can make a request for information which may be in a closed record under the Freedom of Information Act, 2000 or the Environmental Information Regulations, 2004. For more information about making a request, see the Croydon Council website ( Making a request does not guarantee access to the information you ask for, as there may be a valid exemption from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.

England Parish Records

Kenneth Malcolm King Diaries

  • AR842
  • Collection
  • 1925 - 1976

55 volumes of notebooks used as detailed diaries. There are also 7 volumes of diaries from his sister Ruby King

Kenneth Malcolm King

Fairfield Halls Collection

  • AR1128
  • Collection
  • 1962 - 2023

The Fairfield Halls Collection consists of:

  1. programmes and diaries for events in both the main and auxiliary spaces (these comprise the majority of the collection). There is also a finding aid created from the published events diaries which list the majority of public facing events that were held at the Fairfield Halls. This can be searched by staff to resolve queries.
  2. marketing materials such as posters and flyers
  3. photographs documenting the construction of the building and key events
  4. administrative records
  5. material relating to the Fairfield Halls Corps of Stewards

County Borough of Croydon

L. H. Turtle Ltd.

  • AR1182
  • Collection
  • 1894 - 2008

This collection consists of photographs, correspondence, press cuttings and marketing material that chart the companies long service of operation, including the changing location of physical stores, up to the companies closure. Also included are sales catalogues and price lists from the early 1900s that showcase the range of items sold.

Turtle Family

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