In the 1960s, as the superpowers sought to play out their great game in space, one unfashionable borough on the southern fringes of London raised its eyes, looked to the heavens and dared to dream…

Ad Astra Per Croydon: The Lost History of London’s Forgotten Spaceport

Ad Astra Per Croydon: The Lost History of London's Forgotten Spaceport (Croydon Spaceport)

“Brilliant” – John Grindrod, author of Concretopia and Outskirts

Writer and researcher Tom Murphy turns his forensic spotlight on a strangely overlooked episode of space-age municipal history.

28pp, A5, printed zine with card cover; available in print from; also available as a PDF from Gumroad

HOT NEWS! As we hurtle towards the festive season, we’re proud to announce our first range of Croydon Spaceport merch! More details here!


Huge thanks to everyone who ordered a T-shirt from our first campaign with Everpress.

(If you missed out, please go to the campaign page and add your email: if we get enough demand, we’ll do a second print.)

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