It now appears that Croydon Council told a few porkies in their attempt to gain the benighted borough city status. They have had to admit that Lord Byron whom they included on their list of 50 'notable people' associated with Croydon, admittedly a difficult list to construct, was in fact born in Marylebone and may never have come anywhere near Croydon. All references to the poet have now been removed from their official literature
This also means that the poet never held a season ticket at Selhurst Park where he is alleged to have enjoyed watching 'the poetry in motion' on the pitch. Indeed, some ill intentioned people have objected to Palace being described as a 'football club', let alone 'a top ranked one with serious aspirations to Premiership status.'