- a borough of Greater London, England: airport.
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Think Cary Grant from Croydon (and for all I know Cary Grant was from Croydon).Polanski's Brilliant Comeback
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The word Croydon has been spelt originally with an i, which has been changed to y.
Whitgift was buried at Croydon where he founded a school and hospital.
Like his predecessor he was buried in the parish church at Croydon.
Yet the bicycle wouldn't be spinning from Streatham to Croydon by itself.Fantasia of the Unconscious</p>
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If Croydon Palace were rightly restored, how fine a relic it might be!Highways and Byways in Surrey</p>
- a borough in S Greater London (since 1965): formerly important for its airport (1915–59). Pop: 336 700 (2003 est). Area: 87 sq km (33 sq miles)
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