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Area: London (South)

Category Croydon

Member of the Local History Societies - London (South) Grouping

'Our objectives are to advance education in the science of astronomy and related subjects for the public benefit in Croydon and the surrounding area by: * encouraging a popular interest in astronomy and allied subjects; * helping beginners, irrespective of their age, to acquire a knowledge of astronomy and allied subjects; * providing facilities for practical work and active participation in astronomical observation ... Croydon Astronomical Society present a series of talks on subjects related to astronomy on Fridays.'

'London Croydon Airport was Britain’s first major international airport. It played a major role in the development of global air travel after World War One and has a significant place in early 20th century British history. It was the predecessor to London Heathrow Airport and Britain’s busiest airport during the inter war period ... Croydon Airport Visitor Centre is open on the first Sunday of the month, every month throughout the year, apart from New Year’s Day. Entry is by online pre-booking, although we will do our best to accommodate people on the day.'

'Talks and discussions on a range of fascinating philosophical topics, seriously and rigorously in a convivial setting – meaningful conversation about interesting ideas with interested people.'

'The Museum was founded in 1983. Its mission is to preserve, store, and interpret the heritage and history of the industries and people of the River Wandle ... The museum is located in Mitcham, Surrey ... The once industrial River Wandle flows through the London Boroughs of Croydon, Sutton, Merton and Wandsworth. It rises in both Carshalton and Croydon before its path takes it into the Thames at Wandsworth. With a fall of 38 metres (126ft) and a length of 19 kilometres (12 miles) it is a very fast flowing river ... Whilst industries still exist along the river today, they sadly no longer use its power. Today, the river is a place of leisure with nature reserves and pleasant parkland that makes a walk along its length a very enjoyable one.'

Category Local Heritage

'Whitehall Historic House is an impressive feature at the heart of the picturesque village of Cheam. A landmark in the Cheam Village Conservation Area, with the distinct white weatherboarding, projecting upper storey, and sloping porch, the building stands out as something special.'

'Wimbledon BookFest is a not for profit charity promoting arts, culture and education. Our aim is develop the cultural offering for the locality through provision of: * An annual public festival of author events based on Wimbledon Common; * Educational projects for schools & young people in Merton & South London (9 London Boroughs).' Normally held Mid June.

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