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History of Croydon.

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History of Croydon Croydon is a town that lies 10 miles south of Central London. It is the tenth largest town in England, and has a population of over 331,000. It is also the sixth largest commercial office location in England, making it an important centre for business. The areas surrounding Croydon have been populated since pre-historic times, although the history of Croydon only goes back to the Saxon times, when it was a settlement. At this time however, the name was Crogdene, and was derived from 'croh' which means saffron, and 'dene' which means valley. The literal translation is 'the valley of the saffron', and it was an agricultural town Croydon is in the Doomsday book of 1086, where it was recorded to have a church, a mill and 365 inhabitants. The Archbishop of Canterbury (Lanfranc) was Lord of the Manor. His residence, which is still standing, became a summer palace. King Henry VIII was a regular visitor to the palace (now Old Palace School), also Queen Elizabeth I also stayed there. ...read more.

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If Croydon's shops had to close down due to a 'health hazard', Croydon, as a district and an economy would suffer a huge blow. This is why it is imperative for Croydon to keep its environment hygienic and pure. If Croydon were a place where there was a great deal of graffiti and litter, it would repel a lot of people coming to the area. I think if the air was polluted, walls were full of graffiti, and grounds covered in litter, people would not feel safe and secure. The council must employ a high number of cleaners, and road sweepers to keep Croydon's environment uncontaminated. I think this has justified my claim that Croydon Central business district is commendable for this coursework. THE HYPOTHESES * Graffiti decreases with distance away from the CBD o I am trying to find out if this statement is true: "as one gets away from the Central Business District, there will be less graffiti. This means that the people who do graffiti usually 'perform' near the Central business district." ...read more.

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One person had to time the pedestrian and the traffic count 10:55 Walk from the school into Croydon. Walk in to Queen Gardens. All the groups did not go at the same time. This was to avoid congestion. 11:10 Walk in to Queen Gardens and gather once again in to our groups. We get given our maps with the 11:25 Walk to the first transect point 11:35 Collect data for first transect point 11:43 Walk to second transect point 11:45 Collect data for second transect point 11:53 Walk to third transect point 11:55 Collect data for third transect point 12:02 Walk to fourth transect point 12:03 Collect data for fourth transect point 12:12 Walk to fifth transect point 12:14 Collect data for fifth transect point 12:23 Walk back to Queens Garden 12.29 Reach Queens Gardens 12:30 Start eating lunch 1:00 Gather again 1:05 Start collecting the data for the questionnaire 2:10 Gather back at Queens Garden 2:20 Walk back to school 2:40 Meet on school terrace 2:50 Go into a classroom 3:00 We collated the data (one person from the group typed it up on the school computer) 3:50 We could go home ...read more.

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