The Empire Needs Men Exhibition to 20 December

The Empire Needs Men Exhibition

1st December-20th December 

Marcus Garvey Library, Tottenham Green

Leisure Centre, 1 Philip Lane, N15 4JA

Stripped to the waist and sweated chest

Mid-day’s reprieve much needed rest.

We dug and hauled and lifted high

From trenches deep toward the sky –

Non-fighting troops and yet we die

extract from The Black Soldier’s Lament by George A. Borden

The Empire Needs Men Exhibition  highlights the contribution of Africans to World War I.

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's 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.
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