Stories – Woodmere Avenue

Whilst we are all keeping safe at home why not take some time to relax, be calm and check out our latest story?

Read about one local resident’s memories of the history of Woodmere Avenue and find out what infamous crime was linked to the small parade of shops.

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It’s getting cold outside so why not curl up, relax and have read of our stories?

  • You may have read about Chaffinch Brook in some of our Planning Reports, but now you can discover the story of its history and where it leads.
  • In the year our country commemorated the 75th anniversary of D Day, we remember those lost in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) workshops with a personal story from one of our Committee Members.
  • Did you know that many films, TV Shows and Commercials have been made in Croydon? Read our on-location story when a commercial was filmed in Shirley.
  • England’s most notorious highwayman terrorised the nation’s travellers and became a legend in his own lifetime. But did you know that he once lived and robbed in the area which is now known as Croydon?

Do you have a story about Shirley? Send us an email to and share it on our new stories page.