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Croydon through the lens of Charles Harrison Price
After a successful run at Croydon Museum, visit this magnificent exhibition of historic photographs taken across Croydon, South Norwood and even at Stanley Halls!
The exhibition will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4.30 – 7.30pm and on selected weekends between 12-5pm and will be free. Full dates listed below.
At the beginning of the 20th century many professional photographers with studios in Croydon town centre supplemented their income from portraits, weddings and school groups by producing postcards of local views and events. One in particular, Charles Harrison Price (1870-1946), developed an especially broad catalogue that besides superbly composed topographical pictures included the vibrancy of air-side views of Croydon Airport – Britain’s major, and only international airport during the interwar years, the compassionate nurturing of injured military personnel during World War I housed in hospitals in local schools and the lives of their carers, popular town parades and celebrations, parks and open spaces, local actors and newsworthy events.
Croydon Natural History & Scientific Society assisted by Bourne Society is exhibiting from its John Gent Postcards Collection a display of Charles Harrison Price photographs that allows a unique insight into life in the borough of Croydon during the first half of the 20th century.
Exhibition opening times:
12 – 5pm on the following weekend days:
June: 2nd 4th, 5th, 12th, 19th, 25th & 26th
July: 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th
4.30 – 7.30pm on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays:
June: 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd, 28th & 30th
July: 5th & 7th
Croydon through the lens of Charles Harrison Price: historic images from Croydon Natural History & Scientific Society.