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.