Croydon Centre

Croydon in the 1990s

We lived in Croydon, South London from 1994 to 2001. During that time I photographed the Croydon Skyline project for Croydon Council and did a feature for Inside Housing on the nearby Roundshaw Estate.

Here are some of my favourite images of that time, shot on a mixture of 35mm and 6x9cm medium format film.

Croydon 1997
View from the Purley Way, 1997
Gararges, South Croydon 1994
Gararges, South Croydon 1994
Roundshaw Estate, Croydon 1996
Roundshaw Estate, 1996
Wellesley Road, Croydon 1997
Wellesley Road, 1997

 

Nestlé Tower and the Blue Orchid Nightclub
Nestlé Tower and the Blue Orchid Nightclub

 

Central Croydon 1998
Central Croydon 1998
Central Croydon 1998
Central Croydon 1998
Central Croydon 1998
Central Croydon 1998
Central Croydon 1998
Central Croydon 1998
Surrey Street Market, Croydon 1999
Surrey Street Market, 1999
Surrey Street Market, Croydon 1999
Surrey Street Market, 1999
Surrey Street Market, Croydon 1999
Surrey Street Market, 1999
Croydon Evengelical Church, 1999
Croydon Evengelical Church, 1999
Grants, Croydon 1999
Grants building 1999
Car Park stairwell, Croydon 1999
Car Park Stairwell, 1999
Croydon Tramtrack 1999
Croydon Tramtrack (pre-launch) 1999
Croydon Skyline 1995
Croydon Skyline 1995
Croydon Skyline 1995
Croydon Skyline 1995
Croydon Skyline 1995
Croydon Skyline 1995
Croydon Skyline, 1996
Croydon Skyline, 1996
Croydon Skyline 1997
Croydon Skyline 1997
Croydon from Purley Way 1998
Croydon from Purley Way 1998
Croydon from Roman Way 1998
Croydon from Roman Way 1998


If you enjoyed this, check out my 1980s photoset.

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Alex Ballreply
31st January 2021 at 20:54

Love these – lived in Croydon til moving away at age 18 in 2000. Many memories of the Blue Orchid and going shopping at Surrey Street Market. Those Wellesley Road underpasses have a special place in our family folklore too!

Chris Guyreply
31st January 2021 at 21:40
– In reply to: Alex Ball

Thanks Alex. I too have very fond memories of my days in Croydon!

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