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Log Book of the 15th Southern Croydon St Peters Scout Group, Earl Haig Patrol

  • AR155
  • Collection
  • 1928 - 1929

Log book of the Earl Haig Patrol, 15th Southern Croydon, St Peters Rover Scouts. The log book begins on 01 November 1928 as the first log book covering the preceding year had evidently been lost. The purpose of the log was to record a true and unbiased account of the activities of the Patrol, a list of members together with their addresses, a record of Tests passed and any correspondence received.. The volume includes correspondence, programmes and details of camps, including a camp by six rovers at Corbion in Belgium in August 1929 although there is little information after this date.

The log book was compiled by Eric Cleaver, ASM, of 77 St Peters Road.

15th Southern Croydon, St Peters Scouts Group

Miscellaneous Records Relating to St. James' Church, Croydon

  • AR158
  • Collection
  • 1923 - 1960

1) Attendance register, Kings Messengers (children), 1923-31 - gives home addresses and ages.

2) Church choir attendance register, 1938-53.

3) Correspondence relating to rebuilding of Church c Hall, 1944-60.

4) Estimate for building of Church Hall, May 1953.

5) Correspondence relating to Vicarage, 1957-63.

St. James' Church

Illuminated List of Subscribers to Portrait of Jabez Spencer Balfour, 1St Mayor of Croydon

  • AR159
  • Collection
  • September 1885

An illuminated address which accompanied a portrait of J. Spencer Balfour which had been painted by public subscription. The portrait and address were presented to J. Spencer Balfour at a meeting of the Town Council at the Town Hall on 5th October 1885 by the Reverend J. M. Braithwaite, Vicar of Croydon.

The address reads, In unveiling the Portrait of yourself now placed in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall of Croydon, as a permanent memorial of your Mayoralty, we, whose names are hereto attached, sesire to record our high appreciation of the distinguished services which you rendered to the Borough during your prolonged term of office, and we further beg your acceptance of a replica of the portrait, together with a small token of our regard to Miss Balfour who afforded you so much graceful in the assistance in the exercise of your generous hospitality. It is followed by 186 names.

Two copies of the portrait were made; one was presented to Balfour while the other was hung in Council Chamber of the Town Hall.

Reverend J. M. Braithwaite

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

Norbury Cricket Club

  • AR180
  • Collection
  • 1918 - 1947

The collection comprises a volume of score sheets taken from score books dating from 1925-39 and a volume of notes including photographs, fixture lists, press cuttings and other ephemera covering the clubs history, 1918-47

Norbury Cricket Club

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 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

Woodford Old Girls Association

  • AR19
  • Collection
  • 1902-1969

Records of the Woodford (House) Old Girls Association; and photographs and mementoes of Woodford School.

Woodford Old Girls Association

Croydon British Girls School Bible

  • AR24
  • Collection
  • 1864

Bible: containing ornate inscription recording its purchase, 1864, for the Croydon British Girls School, from the legacy of Ann Everett of Broad Green. Bible published by the British and Foreign Bible Society, 1863. The volume has a black fabric dust jacket with the word Bible embroidered on it; probably made for it while it was in the custody of the School [?c1930s-1940s].

Croydon British School

Home Guard Papers of Major S. J. Smith

  • AR341
  • Collection
  • 1941 - 1944

Consists of two copies of a document giving a brief history of the company from its formation in February 1941 onwards, including details of land patrolled and other anecdotes. Other documents give detail of training, rules on parade and how to use certain weapons. Also includes two photographs members of the company, including the winning first aid team.

Major S. J. Smith

Samuel Waghorn Daybook

  • AR37
  • Collection
  • 1788 - 1828

Daybook of the firm of Samuel Waghorn (later normally spelled Waghorne), wheelwrights and coachbuilders, covering the periods 1788-1800 and 1826-1828.

Section 1 (Samuel Waghorn II) is arranged in rough chronological order by customer name, listing under each name the various jobs done under a period of time - often several months - before an account was settled. Nov 1788 - Mar 1800

Section 2 (Samuel Waghorn III) is arranged in strict chronological order, detailing the work done on each day. 22 Jun 1826 - 31 Dec 1828.

The endpapers were used by Samuel I to record expenses, income from rent, and miscellaneous work done.

A sale particular for shop and premises in the High Street is inserted into the volume. 15 Dec 1818.

Samuel Waghorn

Caroline Spratt Testimonial Book

  • AR41
  • Collection
  • 1901-1907

Notebook of testimonials by actresses to Caroline Spratt, dresser at the Grand Theatre.

Caroline Spratt

Croydon Domestic Mission

  • AR440
  • Collection
  • 1886-1960

This collection contains an incomplete series of minute books. It also contains a newspaper cutting giving a brief history, one photograph of Dennett Hall, two files of correspondence relating to the sale of Dennett Hall, and various miscellaneous documents.

Croydon Domestic Mission

Croydon Community Theatre Records, 1932-1936

  • AR473
  • Collection
  • 1932-1936

Minutes and share certificates of the Croydon Community Theatre Company which administered the Croydon Repertory Theatre.

Croydon Community Theatre

Martin and Stevens Family Papers.

  • AR490
  • Collection
  • 1915-1963

Mainly correspondance and certificates relating to the deaths (whilst on active service) of William Frederick Martin (1915) and F W and H G Stevens (1918).

Martin and Stevens Family

Queens Hospital

  • AR506
  • Collection
  • 1953-1991

Queens Hospital

Margot Sanders Report Book

  • AR50
  • Collection
  • 1929 - 1939

Report book of Margot Sanders as a pupil at Woodford School, Croydon. The book consists of termly reports, entered on printed forms. The last form in the book is used for Summer Term 1939, but Margot Sanders may have remained at school for another term.

Margot Sanders

Woodford School

  • AR51
  • Collection
  • 1902-1984

Records of Woodford (House) School, of Woodford Old Girls Association, and material re Woodford House School, New Zealand.

Woodford School

Coulsdon Manor Court Rolls

  • AR534
  • Collection
  • 1359-1692

View of frankpledge and court baron

Roll 1: 1359-1442

Roll 2: 1580-1610

Roll 3: 1683-1692

Byron Family

Deeds and Documents Relating to Croydon

  • AR543
  • Collection
  • 1605 - 1831

Copy of satirical drawing by Rowlandson showing A Lord of the Manor receiving Rents, source unknown; Letter written by Mary henman of Croydon asking for payment of board, 1714; Receipt for farm rent, signed by Francis Carew, 1605; Faculty for appropriation of part of St James Churchyard by Croydon Corporation, 1891 (with plan); Receipts for quit rent paid to the Lord of the Manor of Croydon, 1798-1799 (4 docs); Assignment of mortgage, involving William Herring of Croydon, 1758; Lease of Norbury Manor Farm, 1831.

Unknown person

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