Sunday, 26 March 2017

Addington Interchange



Post to the north Addington



Addington Village Road
War Memorial.  This is at the junction with Lodge Lane and is a square base surmounted tapering plinth, shaft and silver grey granite cross crusader’s sword on the face of the cross. The inscription says: Lest we forget. In memory of the men from Addington who fought in the Great War 1914 – 1918.  117 served: the 22 names are here recorded gave their lives for King and Country. It was unveiled in 1922. In  1990 the Memorial was moved a short distance to enable road widening
Addington Village Police Station.

Dunley Drive
Scout Hut
Church of the Good Shepherd. Roman Catholic. In 1945 Father Howley began he started celebrating Mass at the back of the New Addington Community Centre.  In 1950 he arranged for a Mission led by the Redemptorist Father Eugene. By 1955 Mass was said in a school hall. Father Nevin and the parishioners helped to build the church, and the first Mass was on Christmas Day 1960.  The Church of the Good Shepherd was dedicated in 1962.

Field Way
Applegarth Infants School. This is now part of “Applegarth Academy”
The Timebridge Centre. Youth and Community Centre

Kent Gate
This is part of the A2022 which goes around the south of London from West Wickham to Epsom. Kent Gate is where Bromley and Croydon – Kent and Surrey – meet. It dates from the 1970s.

Lodge Lane
Addington Interchange. This is also known as Addington Village tram stop but also serves a bus station with 8 bus routes, including tramlink feeder routes
197-199 Addington Fire Station, London Fire Brigade. This was built in 1960

Rowdown Fields
In 1936 Croydon Corporation bought this land for public open space while a new village grew up around it. It was known as Kent Fields because they were adjacent to the Kent border/  Rowdown Fields were developed as a public open space because of the Fieldway Estate. Ground, fronting Lodge Lane is laid out for football with a pavilion and car park beside the road.

Sources
Church of the Good Shepherd. Web site
Fire Stations. Web site
Imperial War Museum. Web site
London Borough of Croydon. Web site
SABRE. Web site
Tramlink. Web site
Wikipedia. Addington Interchange. Web site

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