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| One theory is that the name of Croydon derives originally from the Anglo-Saxon croeas deanas, meaning "the valley of the crocuses", indicating that, like Saffron Walden in Essex, it was a centre for the collection of saffron |[Brewer's Britain and Ireland, compiled by John Ayto and Ian Crofton, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2005, ISBN 0-304-35385-X].
| The arrival of the railways and other communications advances in the 19th century led to a 23-fold increase in Croydon's population between 1801 and 1901|[.This rapid expansion of the town led to considerable health problems, especially in the damp and overcrowded working class district of the Old Town. ]
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