about us

about us

CLEIS Ltd has been formed by Ken Maggs, B.Sc.(Hons) to publish a wide range of material related to the London Borough of Croydon.

Ken has spent nearly all his life in or around Croydon, first teaching at Heath Clark Grammar School and then acting as Local Studies Adviser for the London Borough of Croydon. This involved running the Geography Centre and leading a whole range of courses in the area and at Pilgrim Fort; the borough's field centre for nearly forty years. He also organised week-end field trips around the country and ran Saturday schools at Coombe Cliff in addition to tutoring classes for the WEA. In the 1980s he launched the North Downs Press to help people who had carried out local research to publish their work and since his retirement he has been compiling a Croydon Database which will cover all aspects of the local history and geography of the Borough.