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19th Croydon (St Peters) Scout Group records

  • AR1141
  • Collection
  • 1950-1959

Log Book of the 19th Croydon (St Peters) Rover Crew and a copy of 'Outlook' the official organ of the 19th Croydon Scout Group, 4th Croydon Guides & Brownies, South Croydon B.P. Guild, and Croydon Corps of Drums

19th Croydon (St Peters) Scout Group

32nd Surrey Battalion Home Guard photographs

  • AR498
  • Collection
  • 1940-1944

Album of photographs of Home Guard activities, including standing down parade, November 1944. Inscribed Capt F G English.

32nd Surrey Battalion Home Guard

A Tribute to Walter Troake

  • AR166
  • Collection
  • 1957

Volume presented by Croydon Municipal Officers Association to Walter Troake in recognition of his work for retired members. It contains letters, poems and comments written by members.

Walter Troake

A Years Birdwatching by Barbara M. Cooper

  • AR177
  • Collection
  • 1949 - 1950

Scrapbook of typescript diary entries, maps, watercolours and pencil drawings, postcards and magazine clippings. Includes a weekly record of bird movements in and around a small wood in Purley; visits to Cuckmere, Rye, Camber and Dungeness; and notes on Ringing and Bird Migration Stations. There is a photograph of the author (who lived at 9 John Kirk House, 20 Little Roke Avenue) on the first page.

Barbara M.Cooper

A. B. Jayne Bill

  • AR86
  • Collection
  • 1882

Bill (with printed head) for hire of carriage and pair issued by AB Jayne, Riding and Job Master, Church Road, Upper Norwood. The printed billhead includes text reading 'AB Jayne, Riding Job Master. Church Road, Upper Norwood.; 'The White Hart Alma; 'Horses Carriages taken at Livery; 'Appropriate Carriages for Weddings; 'Horses Carriages of every description To Let on Hire. Ladies Gentlemens Saddle Horses Ponies.; 'Established 1864; 'Terms Monthly; 'And Dulwich Wood House Hotel; 'Riding School, Sydenham Hill; and three illustrations of carriages.

Abraham B. Jayne

APEX Croydon District records

  • AR470
  • Collection
  • c1985-1988

Minutes 1985-7; correspondence; files on affiliation, education, conference, Area and Branch; circulars; membership records 1985-8; file on Community Roots Trust; Area and Executive Councils material; membership print outs and financial statements 1987-8.

APEX Croydon District

Abel Garraway Sketchbook

  • AR27
  • Collection
  • 1794-1826

Soft-covered volume (30x23cm). The book was used initially, in 1794, to draw up four (presumably fictitious) shop accounts: these may have been an exercise in handwriting and/or arithmetic. It was then reversed, and given an ornate title page, reading Abel Garraway, October 25th 1795. The rest of the book is filled with miscellaneous pencil, pen and ink, or watercolour sketches, of a varying standard. Includes pencil and watercolour sketch of Croydon Cornmarket and Town Hall, 1798.

Abel Garraway

Account book

  • AR400
  • Collection
  • 1754-1778

Receipts from property in Croydon and the Manor of Croham; estate accounts for house in Lincolnshire and property in Leicestershire; accounts for members of the Croft, Green, Jervaise and Walker families. Possibly kept by or for James Croft.

Unknown person

Addington High School

  • SCH1
  • Collection
  • 1879 - 1984

This collection contains the records of the following schools: Cudham Fairchildes (Kent County Council); New Addington Temporary (all age); New Addington Temporary (later Overbury) Primary; New Addington Temporary (later Overbury) Senior; Overbury Primary; Overbury Secondary; Shepherds Hill (later Overbury) Secondary; Fairchildes Secondary Modern Mixed; Fairchildes Secondary Modern Boys; Fairchildes Secondary Modern Girls; Fairchildes High School; Addington High School.

Addington High School

Addiscombe College Photograph Album

  • AR29
  • Collection
  • c1859 - c1872

Photography was included in the curriculum from 1855 (taught by Aaron Penley, professor of civil drawing). The album includes group photographs and individual portraits of cadets and staff, and a few photographs of the College buildings and grounds, etc, mainly with pencilled captions. The photographs are mainly undated, but two are dated 1859, and most certainly date from around the same period. At the end of the album are several later group photographs etc (one dated 1872), including three apparently taken in India.

East India Company

Addiscombe Military Seminary: Drawings

  • AR30
  • Collection
  • c.1740 - c.1909

Volume containing civil and military engineering drawings made by Addiscombe cadets, with prints and sketches of Addiscombe House, of cadets, and of individuals associated with the House and the East India Company; printed ephemera and manuscript letters; etc.

The principal feature of this volume is the series of about 40 sets of civil and military engineering drawings made by Addiscombe cadets, 1837 - 1843, mainly signed by Captain Hector Smith, assistant to the Professor of Fortifications. They include a plan of the Seminary grounds dated 1838, by Cadet Charles Jackson (p.5); and several other drawings showing details of the grounds. These are followed by miscellaneous prints (from various sources) and sketches of Addiscombe House/Military Seminary, of cadets, portraits of individuals associated with the House and with the East India Company, views of St James Church and other local scenes; and some printed ephemera, manuscript letters, newspaper cuttings etc (including a MS account of the death of the Earl of Liverpool in 1808, on p.89).

The leather binding may also date from the mid-nineteenth century. The volume appears to have been compiled in its present form in the early twentieth century, when the supplementary prints and other papers were added. 2 of these supplementary pieces (bound in as pp122-125 and 127-130) are in fact strays from the collection of miscellaneous Seminary records held at AR65.

East India Company

Additional records relating to St Aubyns Congregational Church, Upper Norwood

  • AR963
  • Collection
  • 1801 - 1961

1 bundle:
Listing (as taken from the inventory of documents originally lodged with bank on behalf of the Upper Norwood Congregational Church in 1960) and supplied by the United Reformed Church History Society.

1 2 March 1801 Extract from Croydon award. Norwood Common and Woodlands in Norwood for the use of the inhabitants of Croydon.

2 16 July 1806 Act for rebuilding the Court House of the town of Croydon.

3 5 September 1809 Indenture between Vicar etc, and John Scott of Penge Place. Sale of land in Westow Hill.

4 6 April 1836 Copy of William Roses Will (9 Pages).

5 9 June 1849 Lease of land on Westow Hill. Messrs Overton to Mr Frederick George Aubin. Indenture.

6 21 June 1863 Certificate of Conveyance of workhouses and other property. Central London District School paid 1,200 to Henry Overton, trustee of will of Wm Rose.

7 30 September 1856 Conveyance of land at Westow Hill. Henry Overton to Central District School.

8 1860 Plans of a Chapel, the property of the Central District School.

9 16 February 1860 Duplicate Conveyance of freehold land and premises at Westow Hill. Central London District School to Messrs Outhwaite and Hubbard.

10 1861 Abstract of Title to freehold Chapel at Norwood. Power to enclose parts of 215 acres. Central London District School ordered to sell premises under an act (Wm IV) to facilitate conveyance of workhouses etc. 2,000 paid by John Bromhall of Belsize Road, St Johns Wood, Middlesex. (22 pages).

11 3 May 1861 Order to Central London District School to sell such portion of the premises as remain unsold.

12 16 May 1861 Conveyance. Central London District School to John Bromhall. [Broomhall]

13 29 April 1862 Declaration of George Law, architect, concerning land conveyed to John Bromhall. Upper Norwood Chapel.

14 13 May 1824(extracted 1862) Certificate of burial of Ruth Scott

15 21 May 1851 Certificate of marriage of Robert Marke and Sarah Elizabeth Rose [widow]

16 25 July 1863 Further charge. John Bromhall to William Betts

17 2 June 1876 Mortgage. John Bromhall to William Betts, etc. Reconveyance. William McArthur to Fred William Carter.

18 31 July 1868 Act for enabling Star Life Assurance Society to sue in their own name.

19 11 February 1886 Memorandum of Deposit of Title Deeds of the Upper Norwood Congregational Church with the British Equitable Assurance Company for securing payment of 2,500.

In addition there are

10 November 1909 Letter from Martin Nicholson solicitors to H W Mitten concerning trustees for the Chapel and enclosing
13 June 1868 Conveyance and settlement of land and chapel at Norwood Surrey. John Broomhall to Frederick Wm Carter and others

November 1919-June 1924 Correspondence on insurance, including organ
8 April 1924 drafts/schedules for rebuilding of organ
31 May- 22 July 1924 correspondence, insurance issues connected with rebuilding
W J Curry and J Stone Blomfield
11 June 1924 Agreement Robert Hunter, Alfred Hunter and George Hunter, organ builders and Josiah Beddow, James Blomfield and William Curry for said rebuilding

August 1921 Specification proposed extension to church parlour at St Aubins Congregational Church (architect John Moir Kennard), plus plan
Plan by Gerald Warren (nd)

7 July 1961 Conversion of Manse, 2 Forsyte Crescent, SE19. Plans and application to Croydon Borough Engineers Office.

Notebook (nd) Covenant of fellowship between members of St Aubyns Congregational Church (includes Geoffrey Satchell, minister, 1961-68

St Aubyns Congregational Church, Upper Norwood

Alderman Donald G. Stewart, Mayor of Croydon Records

  • AR1033
  • Collection
  • 1956 - 1957

12 items:
1) Alderman Donald G. Stewart: the press cuttings of a mayorality (bound volume compiled by Croydon Public Libraries and bearing CB coat of arms)
2) Photograph album: official events 1956/7 (lined notebook, red, marked Advertiser press photos.)
3) Photograph album: various official events 1950s presented by Croydon Times.
4) Photograph album: visit to International Language Club, Addiscombe Grove, 16 Sep 1950, visit of King of Benin, Nigeria (DGS was Deputy Mayor).
5) Photograph album presented by Croydon Times to commemorate mayoral year1956/7 (includes loose photographs). Note: different to 3).
6) Scrapbook (green, bearing the County Borough coat of arms) containing cuttings etc concerning 1956/7 mayoral year.
7) Loose photograph album (rough cut pages), early 1950s. Year as Deputy Mayor (1950/1) and beyond.
8) Framed picture: Town Hall Mayors Day 28 May 1956
9) Framed photograph: Cllr Stewart in Mayoral robes.
10) Framed photograph: Mrs Stewart with Mayoral chain.
11) Framed certificate of thanks from the Council to Ald. Stewart for his services as Mayor, dated 29 April 1957.
12) Framed colour photograph of Town Hall from Town Hall Gardens (presented to the Stewarts by Ernest Taberner).

Donald G. Stewart

Alderman Foss Photograph Album

  • AR98
  • Collection
  • 1896

Album of 72 photographs of members and staff of Croydon Corporation, presented to Alderman Frederick Foss for his services as legal adviser in the interregnum in the position of Town Clerk, 1895-6.

The album includes an illuminated introductory page (incorporating the Borough arms, and a photograph of the Town Hall), which reads: 'Presented to Mr Alderman Foss, J.P. by the Members of the Council of the County Borough of Croydon, in testimony of their appreciation of his Valuable Services as their Legal Adviser during the period which elapsed between the illness and death of the late Town Clerk Mr C.M. Elborough, and the commencement of the duties by his Successor, Mr E. Mawdesley, from October 28th 1895, to March 1st 1896. This is followed by 72 named photographs of members and staff of the Council, and other civic dignitaries. These are as follows:


RYMER, S.L. (Ald)

BARROW, R.V. (Ald)

LAYTON, A.T. (Ald)


THRIFT, J. (Ald)


MILLER, D.B. (Ald)



TAYLOR, M. (Ald)

GARNEY, G. (Cllr)

HILLIER, T. (Cllr)

SMITH, Jas, (Cllr)

JOHNSON, Bruce (Cllr)

SHIRLEY, G.J. (Cllr)



ALLEN, G.J. (Cllr)

JOSLIN, P. (Cllr)

TANCOCK, W. (Cllr)

KING, F.W.M. (Cllr)

EDRIDGE, Sidney G. (Cllr)

PECK, J. (Cllr)

LILLICO, W. (Cllr)

MARTIN, Howard. (Cllr)

PRICE, G.N. (Cllr)

PRIVETT, J. (Cllr)


MOSS M.L. (Cllr)

HOBSON, Dr. J.M. (Cllr)

RIGLEY, T (Cllr)

TRUMBLE, Jos. (Cllr)

WEST, Stephen. (Cllr)

TARRY, C.L. (Cllr)


DOBSON, T.W. (Cllr)



ADDISON, G.S. (Cllr)


JONES, D. (Cllr)

FENN, W.G. (Cllr)

SEAL A.B. (Cllr)

VINDEN, W. (Cllr)

PAGE, N. (Cllr)

NOOKES, J. (Cllr)

GLENN, R.G. (Recorder)

ELBOROUGH, C.M. (First T. C.)

MAUDSLEY, E.W. (Second T.C.)

SEAL, Henry (Magistrates Clerk)

PEREIRA, Rev. H.H. (Vicar of Croydon)

WALKER, Thos. (Borough Engineer)

GUNNER, Wm. (Borough Accountant)

POWELL, W. (Borough Road Surveyor)

JACOBS, S. (Assistant Town Clerk)

GOWER, A.C. (Chief Clerk)

STAINER, J. (Assistant Magistrates Clerk)

CLEAVER, C.W. (Clerk to Magistrates Clerk)

JOHSTON, Thos. (Librarian)

TAYLOR, D. (Hall Keeper)

RITCHIE, C.T (M.P. for the Borough)

CUSHING, T (Polytechnic)

HENMAN, C. (Architect of Town Hall)

GENGE, Rev. E.H. (Polytechnic Committee)

HELPS, J.W. (Polytechnic Committee)

JACKSON, Dr. T (Borough Coroner)

PHILPOT, Dr. C.W. (Medical Officer of Health)

PRINCE (no initial or title given)

DEES, W.H. (Solicitor)

One unidentified.

Alderman Frederick Foss

Alexander Sandison Letters

  • AR42
  • Collection
  • 1914 - 1920

Two boxes of letters from Rev Alexander Sandison (minister of the South Croydon Congregational Church, Aberdeen Road) to his brother Tom Sandison (of Unst, Shetland)

Alexander Sandison

All Saints Infant School

  • SCH2
  • Collection
  • 1967 - 2005

Records relating solely to All Saints Infant School, Upper Norwood during the period it was administratively separate from All Saints Junior School, 1967 - 2005.

All Saints Infant School

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