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Exhibitions on the gifted black composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) who lived most of his life in Croydon, are on display.
Exhibitions on the gifted black composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) who lived most of his life in Croydon, are on display. His works include The Song of Hiawatha, a great favourite (before World War II) at the Royal Albert Hall conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Central Library, Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, United Ki
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The Museum of Croydon in the Croydon Clocktower traces the history of Croydon and includes the Riesco Gallery
The Croydon Clocktower is a listed Grade II building that is an arts, museum and library complex
The Whitgift Almshouses were formerly the Hospital of the Holy Trinity, with a fine Tudor courtyard in the complex
The Nestle Tower is the famous UK headquarters of Nestle and one of the tallest towers in England
Fairfield Halls is an arts centre with a concert hall and the Ashcroft Theatre
The Croydon Palace was the summer residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury for over 500 years, where he occasionally entertained royalty
Croydon airport was formerly London's main airport, but is now disused and a tourist attraction
Mitcham Road Cemetery, which was previously called the Croydon Cemetery, is famous for the granite gravestone of Derek Bentley who was wrongly hanged in 1953 for killing a constable
The Shirley Windmill has been restored and is the only surviving windmill in Shirley
The Mitcham Common is a sprawling green area good for quiet walks when the weather is good, and sledding when there's snow on the ground