After five fantastic years of running the Croydon Heritage Festival, we wanted to create a programme of events that celebrate Croydon’s rich heritage throughout the year rather than in just one week. We have lots of exciting initiatives in the pipeline that we’ll be announcing throughout the year, and will continue to engage people in Croydon with its history in 2019.
In summer 2013, we delivered Croydon’s first ever Heritage Festival, a three week-long celebration of the Borough’s past, present and future – with an overwhelming response from the local community.
Since then, the festival has gone from strength to strength putting on hundreds of events, each presented by local community groups and individuals, and welcoming thousands of visitors from Croydon and beyond to explore the borough’s heritage for themselves. From haunted walks along the Wandle, Tudor dancing workshops, talks on Crystal Palace’s Edwardian roller skating boom, a Flower Fairies Festival to behind the scenes tours of the London Tramlink Depot, we’ve provided something of interested across the generations.
We have lots of exciting initiatives in the pipeline that we’ll be announcing throughout the year, and will continue to engage people in Croydon with its history in 2019.
Past Croydon Heritage Festival events: