After the success of the first trip to the Library and Museum of Croydon, we decided to organise another trip, since some of the residents wanted to go back again. So, on Thursday 27th June, after lunch, the residents who wanted to join this trip were very excited and looking forward to it. Especially Miss Joice de Souza, who is very passionate about history and likes reading, in addition to Mrs. Kith Perry, who enjoy loves reading and writing, and Mr. John Arnold, who loves travelling around the world.
Before we went to the library, we all agreed it would also have been nice to have a cup of tea or a fresh lemonade at the 'Spread Eagle' pub, which is next to the library, making the most of the sunny weather by enjoying the garden there. When we finished our drinks, we decided to have a look at the pictures and drawings displayed in the library lobby. There was a beautiful portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II on her coronation day that was made with very colourful buttons of different sizes and shapes.
Our next stop was to the 'Bones of Croydon' exhibition, which displays the human remains recovered from this site along with a selection of Anglo-Saxon archaeological finds from elsewhere in the Borough, giving an insight into life and burial practices in Croydon over 1,200 years ago.
The ast stop of our trip was actually the library. First we went to the first floor, where we found philosophy and fiction novels, and discussed our favourite authors and books; then we went to the second floor, where we found local fauna and flora history books. Overall, it was a very enjoyable experience for the residents.