The cinema building at 25 Church Road is ‘under offer’ according to the Strettons Commercial website.
Meanwhile a poster outside the building says the church which currently own the building – KICC (Kingsway International Christian Centre) – were holding a Watchnight event in the building on New Year’s Eve.

We’re back! We have a smaller market this week as some of our traders are having a much deserved break. Don’t worry, we’ll still have veg, fruit, meat, fish, cheese, raw milk, store cupboard refills, eco refills, bread, charcuterie & chilli sauce, plus a few others. It’s important to us to trade even at reduced numbers because our small farms and producers really rely on the weekly income, plus we know our regular customers depend on us too.  We’ll back up to full speed next week.


Meru Galettes: In the courtyard

Lunch – Meru Galettes Sweet crepes or savoury buckwheat galettes. The special this month is vegan to celebrate Veganuary.

Lunch & deli – Comfort & Joy Hot tasty wraps, salads and those famous (enormous) scotch eggs plus takeaways – curries, lasagne and more.

NEW STALL Bread – Levain Bakery Ciabatta, ciabattini, walnut and raisin bread, olive bread, 5 cereals, green olive bread sticks, Danish rugbrod, tomato and oregano, Paillassou, pain de Meteil, spelt, Kentish flute, belle pavot, white loaf, wholemeal load, focaccia, rye sour, cottage cob. Chris Masembe and his team at Levain Bakery have a simple philosophy; to make artisan breads to the highest possible standards. All breads are sourdoughs, and are made using their own sourdough starter, a labour of love which they have kept going since they first started the bakery.  Find Orlo or Kuba on the bread stall in the Courtyard.

Storecupboard refills – The Store Cupboard   We’re back with organic whole foods to sell by weight – as much or as little as you need. We love people who bring their own containers.

Chili sauces – Chili Brothers  Nathalie says ” We welcome the New Year with a selection of Gourmet Artisan Crafted Sauces and Condiments & more! Come down for some great deals. Cold days, Chilli Nights!”

Meat – Gill Wing Farm  Andrew says “I’ll have great beef steaks, topside, diced, triple mince, beef mince, lamb – leg, shoulders, merguez, chops, chicken – whole, breast, drums, thighs, and venison. Happy New Year everyone!”

Fish – Veasey’s   Dan says “The weather has been terrible but I can assure you all we will bring some nice bits up for you. We’ve been busy smoking some lovely hot smoked salmon. We’ve made some wonderful fishcakes and have a good amount of cod and bass fillets too There might be some more local bits but we will see.  Catch you later, Dan.” Contact us on or by phone on 01342 822906.

Cheese & charcuterie – Capo Caccia  Antonio says “Hola and Happy New Year! I’ll have carasau bread, smoked ricotta, organic Pecorino cheese, gluten free salami, raw honey, traditional pasta, fregola and malloreddus.”

Hook & Sons: Farmer Steve & one of his ladies

Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook & Son Organic raw milk and dairy, from farmer Steve’s closed herd on the Pevensey Levels.  They’ve just been featured on Channel 4, “A Year on the Farm” – check it out here.  NEW on the stall is organic Labneh – middle eastern inspired yoghurt – find it alongside their divine ghee, raw cream and butter.

Cakes – Brett & Bailey  “Thank you for all your support over the last 12 months, it’s been incredible!”  Back on the 13th Jan.

Smokery – London Smoke & Cure Ross will be back next week.

Seasonal vegetables, salad, herbs & fruit – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics

Eco Products – Roots & Cycles  Refill your cleaning products, top up your toothpaste and then get a scented locally made candle with a bath bomb to boot. Or illuminate your house with one of our upcycled lights.

Retro Images – Images Delmar   Dylan says “Happy new year everyone! Dig out your posters and artwork and bring it down for a free framing quote with Images Delmar in The Walkthrough. Select from a great variety of mountboard and mouldings and discuss your bespoke framing ideas. There will also be a selection of original artwork from hand painted animation cels to technical pencil drawings on show.”

Collectables market – our neighbour market Haynes Lane Market, a treasure trove of collectables.  Click here for a little peek inside.

Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe

Crystal Palace Transition Town

The Foodbank – collection point at the market every week. They are running low on: tinned fruit, washing powder, pre made custard, cereals.  Thanks in advance. More details at  Latest delivery 21.4kg. Total donated so far 1580kg.

News From Crystal Palace – we love this local news page from our friend, journalist Jerry Green.

Save Central Hill Community – support our neighbours & find out more about the proposed demolition of the estate, and how it would everyone in the area.

Our neighbours – Antenna Studios  Music, dance, performances, practice, recording & more. Also loads of great classes and the best coffee in the Palace.

We are proud to be part of Crystal Palace Transition Town.  Wondering who we are, what we do, or how you could get involved? Our blog section is a great place to start or this talk given by Joe Duggan, one of the co-chairs.

Follow us on twitter @CPFoodMarket or join us on Facebook.

CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET bottom of Haynes Lane / top of Bedwardine Road. Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm.

Now on two sites – the normal Antenna car park site and also in the Haynes Lane market courtyard.

“Meat, vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey, bread, cakes, salads, hot foods, the Cafe Thing, coffee, tea, pastries, cheese, dairy and munch munch more.”

West Norwood Food bank collection: every week at the market.  Their shopping list  – which changes every so often. – can be found at

(The following / above is copied from an email; which mentions various links – for full links please go to the market website – Thanks)


A free Christmas tree recycling service in Croydon will run for two weeks every year from 2018, starting from 8-19 January. Residents can leave their real Christmas trees outside their property for removal, and Veolia will then take the tree for composting. This service had been due to start in January 2019, but Veolia agreed to the council’s request to start a year sooner.

With almost one million Christmas trees thrown away each year in London alone, it is important to remember that the council will take and recycle real Christmas trees.

Alternatively, trees can be taken to one of the council’s designated recycling collection points with collections on Sundays 7 and 14  (Source: Croydon council press release)

The British Film Institute has long held a short silent film in its archives, Suburban Weekend, filmed mainly in West Norwood in 1946.

Now you can watch it courtesy of Norwood Action Group. (But you may need to sign up to their emails to view it – Ed.)

NAG’s latest email says: “What a bustling place it was even with post war austerity, with workers teeming out of Park Hall Works (then a Tannoy loudspeaker and electronics factory, a key wartime industry), kids swarming around the Regal cinema (redeveloped as B&Q in 1981), cheery drinking at the Horns Tavern, etc.

“The filmmaker was Ronald Yeatman (of the Yeatman Funeral Directors family) and the Astral Cine Club.” BFI hold four other local Astral films, say NAG.


The sign at Victory Place off Westow Street – opposite the Salvation Army centre – has gone missing.

A Croydon council spokesman told News From Crystal Palace: “We will install a new sign as soon as possible over the coming weeks.”


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