Painted by Croydon artist Norman Partridge in 1945 and 1946, the painting is a montage of several local scenes including bombed houses on Brigstock Road. Norman also represented several types of people who served on the home front: land army girls, policemen, air raid wardens, firemen, rescue workers and the Women's Voluntary Service. Norman began by making sketches of numerous local bomb sites in Croydon in 1945. He finished the painting in 1946 at his home in Elliot Road, Thornton Heath. He named it 'Croydon Courageous', after a book published by the 'Croydon Advertiser' about the bombing of Croydon. For many years the painting hung in the entrance of the library in Katharine Street.
whole: 1340 x 2720 x 100 mm
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