Croydon Fun Facts
List of airports near Croydon:
- Croydon Airport
Croydon Clocktower, built by the London Borough of Croydon in the mid-1990s, houses a state-of-the-art library, the David Lean Cinema(now closed), a performance venue in the old reference library and the town museum.
There are controversial plans to develop an arena for entertainment and sporting events at the Croydon Gateway site.
Sample list of famous people who were born in Croydon:
- Roy Boyd ( Actor )
- Robin Scott ( Singer and Singer-songwriter )
- Bernard Spear ( Actor )
- Edith Yorke ( Actor )
- Mavis Pugh ( Actor )
- Edward Woodward ( Singer and Actor )
- Philip Green ( Businessperson and Entrepreneur )
- David Lean ( Film Director, Film Editor, Screenwriter, Film Producer and Actor )
- Harcourt Williams ( Actor and Author )
- Kellie Shirley ( Actor )
- James Booth ( Actor and Screenwriter )
- Trevor Goddard ( Actor and Professional Boxer )
- Roy Hudd ( Actor, Playwright, Author, Comedian and Radio personality )
- Havelock Ellis ( Psychologist, Physician and Writer )
- Simon Prebble ( Actor )
- Peggy Ashcroft ( Actor )
- Simon Osborn ( Football player )
- Deborah Norton
- Nigel Reo-Coker ( Football player )
- Frederick Sykes
- Bill Pitt
- Bobby Bowry ( Football player )
- Lewis Grabban ( Football player )
- Leon McKenzie ( Football player )
- Ian Cox ( Football player )
- C. B. Fry ( Journalist )
- Dean Leacock ( Football player )
- Sean Clohessy
- Jason Puncheon ( Football player )
- David Wilkinson
- Wade Small
- Michael Mead ( Choreographer )
- Tracey Emin ( Artist, Painter and Photographer )
- Roy Hodgson ( Coach and Manager )
- Steve Kember
- Brian Clemens ( Screenwriter, Television producer and Film Producer )
- Dean Gordon ( Football player )
- Alan Barnett
- Phil Booth ( Software Engineer )
- Bob Thomson
- Ben Kudjodji
- Lee Palmer
- Bill Brown
- Lee Hills
- Daniel Hone
- Sean Scannell ( Soccer Player )
- Sam Page
- Mark Hone
- Jeannie Baker
- Ioan James ( Mathematician )
The town is expected to see changes as part of Croydon Vision 2020, an urban planning initiative.
The croydon is identified in the London Plan as one of 11 metropolitan centres in Greater London.
Population of Croydon was 12,447 in the year 1831.
The croydon was destroyed in a spectacular fire in 1936.
Croydon is in the Western European Summer Time.
The croydon sold out to the London & Croydon Railway in 1836.
Croydon has developed as an important centre for shopping, with the construction of the Whitgift Centre, which opened in 1969.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has said he would support Croydon being granted city status and announced £23m of additional funding to help redevelop the town at the Develop Croydon Conference on 22 November 2011.
In line with London Plan policy, there have been a number of proposals to create greater integration between East Croydon station,which lies on one side of the A212, and the town centre of Croydon, which lies on the other side of it.
The croydon was opened in 1803, had double track, was some 8.5 miles (13.7 km) long and ran from Wandsworth to Croydon, at what is now Reeves Corner.
The croydon opened in 1809 and had 28 locks.
The northernmost point of Croydon is in Norbury at Crown Lane.
Sample list of tourist attractions in Croydon:
- Museum of Croydon
- Ashcroft Theatre
- Croydon Clocktower
- Battle of Britain Monument, London
- Croham Hurst
- Queen's Gardens
- Dr. John Fry's House
- St. Mary Magdalene Church, Croydon
- Hospital of Holy Trinity, Croydon
- St. Jude's Church, Croydon
Croydon airport opened on 29 March 1920 by combining two smaller airfields used for defense in World War I .
On November 26th 2013, the Croydon Council approved a redevelopment of the Town Centre by The Croydon Partnership, a joint venture by The Westfield Group and Hammerson.
Croydon's geo-coordinates are 51.3727° N, 0.1099° W.
Croydon was a major leisure destination in the mid 19th century.
Croydon is located in London Borough of Croydon, London, Surrey, England, United Kingdom.
Croydon was amalgamated into Greater London in 1965.
The croydon finally closed in 1959.
In addition to the suffragan Bishop of Croydon, the Vicar of Croydon is an important preferment.
He petitioned for and received permission from Queen Elizabeth I to establish a hospital and school in Croydon for the "poor, needy and impotent people" from the parishes of Croydon and Lambeth.