History & Social Action Monographs Now Available on Web

Over the years I have prepared a number of talks and background notes. Some of these are now posted as History & Social Action Publications History PDF Monographs on:.

No.1. Progressive Battersea: Radicalism and Socialism 1880-1914

Basis of talk at West London Local History Conference 21 March 2009.

No.2. Black Abolitionists and the North East

Basis of talk at Liberating Sojourn 2 Conference, Liverpool University, 23-25 April 2009.

No.3. John Archer and the Politics of Labour

Talk at Belonging in Europe Conference, organised by the Equiano Centre, Department of Geography, University College London, 8 & 9 November 2007

No. 4 – Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. Its Continuing Historical Influence.

This monograph started off as a review of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens Conference held in July 2008, and over the year has slowly expanded into a discussion on issues relating to the spread and management of pleasure gardens, their appeal, and their lasting legacy down to the modern day. It also attempts to integrate aspects of the black experience in Britain: Ignatius Sancho, Juba, William Wells Brown and the Fisk Jubilee Singers.

No.5 – Sharing Knowledge – Discussion notes re-Universities and the Wider Historical Community.

This paper was prepared for use in connection with the Arts & Humanities Research Council event held in Birmingham in 5 May 2009, which I attended on behalf of BASA.

No.6 – Black Emancipation and the Working Class. 1815-1838

Talk at HistoryTalk July 2009.

No.7 – From Exclusion to Political Control. Radical and Working Class Organisation in Battersea 1830s-1918

Revised talk at Public Record Office Conference “Voice of the Multitude”, Radicalism and Unrest in Britain, 1790-1918. 1998.

No.8 – Battersea Friendly Societies

Paper used for talk at Sheffield University’s Centre for Research into Freemasonry seminar, December 2002.


in the PDF and E papers section of the menu running from lefty to right on my out-of-date website:


Tyneside and the North East and Slavery and Abolition – Sean Creighton

Slave Trade, Slavery and Abolition: The North East of England Connections – John Charlton

Reforming the Elected Mayor System – Tony Belton

Friendly Societies Research Group – Newsletter 16


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s