Croydon Radical History Network News

Croydon Radical History Network has just produced a new newsletter.

It sets out details of the events it is putting on in the Croydon Heritage Festival 20-28 June.

There are notes about:

South Norwood Radical History

The Battle for Sunday Opening at Crystal Palace

Fellows of the Royal Entomological Society of London

Croydon Newspapers

The Eliots – Quakers with Croydon Links

More Information of Black People in the Croydon area

The first of a series of notes on specific topics has also been proceed, the first being an introduction to researching Croydon’s Suffragettes.

Both can be downloaded here:

CroydonRadical History Newsletter 3

Croydon Radical History Network Note 1 – Croydon’s Suffragettes

The latest issue of the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor newsletter is also available at

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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 http://thecroydoncitizen.com. 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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