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Title
 
Croydon Courageous
Description
 
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.
Object Name
 
painting
Date
 
1945 - 1946
Measurements
 
whole: 1340 x 2720 x 100 mm
Maker
 
PARTRIDGE, Norman
Theme
 
Work & Play | Arts & Crafts
Location
 
Museum of Croydon | Area 4 | Kiosk 1
Type
 
IMAGES
Level
 
Item
Repository
 
Croydon Museum and Heritage Service