Examples from the Web for croydon
Think Cary Grant from Croydon (and for all I know Cary Grant was from Croydon).
I am told that Reardon has had the offer of a secretaryship to a boys' home, or something of the kind, at Croydon.New Grub Street|George Gissing
It is a locality well known to those who hunt with the Croydon pack.
He was, in due course, committed for trial at the Croydon assizes.Mysteries of Police and Crime|Arthur Griffiths