The Foyer, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR0 1NX
A lunchtime guided tour of the Croydon Clocktower exhibition 'Croydon from the palette of Evacustes Phipson'
The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw considerable innovation and rapid change in Croydon. By chance, an itinerant watercolourist, Evacustes Phipson, was engaged by Croydon Reference Library to record ancient and old buildings particularly those under threat of loss. Museum of Croydon possesses over 300 works by Phipson, with some 50 Croydon scenes on display at this exhibition. Some of buildings depicted have been demolished but some remain.
This exhibition was created by Croydon Natural History & Scientific Society and forms part of This is Croydon/ London Borough of Culture.
We propose to open the Museum of Croydon stores for an intimate guided tour of our stored collections also featuring an overview of collection care. This activity will take approximately 1hr and can cater for a maximum of 8 people.
Charles Henman, 1896
Assembled in the format and spirit of a Saturday School, this session, supported by Theatrum Mundi, will take place in the Croydon Quaker's Adult School Hall and support participants to map out spaces of care & resistance across Croydon.
William Curtis Green, 1908
religious, concert/performance space, civic
Medieval style church rebuilt by Sir George Gilbert Scott after 1867 fire. Tower & south porch are 15C. Large nave with open timber-work roof leads to chancel dominated by superb stained glass window & rich alabaster reredos.
Mediaeval/Sir George Gilbert Scott, 1870
A walking tour with the Twentieth Century Society, exploring the modern architectural and design heritage of Croydon town centre. Croydon is London Borough of Culture 2023 and is home to some of the finest post-war buildings in Britain.
21 houses, in 3 terraces, built by Swiss architects Atelier 5 for Wates. Living areas on the upper floor are approached through a garden court. Bedrooms downstairs open to a lower garden. Pevsner wrote, 'a group with few equals in Britain'.
Atelier 5, 1969
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