Here David Fell explains Why He Loves Thornton Heath

“Since graduating back in 2010 and getting my first job in London, I’ve lived in all four corners of the capital.

“Like so many people who have rented and then bought where they could just about afford to, I never stayed long enough in one place to get to know it well.  And just like everywhere else I’ve lived, my move to Thornton Heath wasn’t driven by any sort of deep rooted connection.

“It was just one of the few places I could afford a house and still get to work in under an hour.

“But since arriving in Thornton Heath a little over three years, CR7 has grown on me.

“While like many places it’s got its fair share of problems, it’s also one of the friendliest places I’ve ever lived in London.

“It’s the first time I’ve got to know both my neighbours, most of whom have been here for at least 20 years. And there can’t be many places with a group like THCAT or a local paper like The Chronicle.

“I’ve even left my keys in the front door overnight and they, alongside the rest of my house, were still there in the morning!

“Although the guy I bought my house with has since moved on, he sold his half on to my girlfriend who has moved in. And despite my three and a half year stint in Thornton Heath being the longest I’ve ever lived in one place, we’ve got no plans to leave.”