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There are some interesting facts about our ward on the Croydon Observatory; however we have a population of 16,286 – key landmarks include West Thornton Primary Academy, Croydon University Hospital, Croydon Cemetery, Thornton Heath Clocktower and green space can be found at Thornton Heath pond, Mayfield Road Playground, Beulah Spa’
- Thornton Heath Pond is possibly the area’s oldest landmark.
- Beulah Spa is now just an ordinary park but once was London’s most fashionable spa.
- The Clocktower, completed in 1900, still stands at the junction of Thornton Heath High Street and Parchmore Road, on a site previously called Walker’s Green.
- In 1961 a plane carrying a school trip from Lanfranc School on Mitcham Road crashed into a mountain near Stavanger in Norway. The Lanfranc Memorial remembers those who lost their lives in the crash.