House clearance Croydon CR0 and CR1
Few little facts about Croydon
Croydon is a major commercial center in the south London and the principal settlement of the London Borough of Croydon. The name Croydon derives originally from the Anglo-Saxon 'Croh' meaning 'Crocus' and 'Denu' meaning 'Valley' indicating that like Saffron Walden in Essex, it was a center for the collection of Saffron.
Croydon expanded during the middle ages as a market town and a center for Charcoal production, leather tanning and brewing. In the early 20th century, Croydon was an important industrial area, known for metal working, car manufacture and its airport. In the mid 20th century these sectors were replaced with retailing and service economy, brought about as a result of massive re-development of office blocks and the Whitgift Shopping Center.
There are several literature and art venues in Croydon. The Warehouse Theatre is a studio theatre known for promoting new writing, as well as comedy and youth theatre. There are several local and small venues for comedy and community events dotted around Croydon and its neighbourhood. Croydon Youth Theatre Organisation celebrated its 40th birthday in 2005. There are several community art groups particularly in the large asian community.
D.H. Lawrenee (1885 - 1930) author lived at 12 Colworth Road in Croydon.