Croydon Radical History Events 20-27 June

As part of Croydon Heritage Festival the following events have been organised by Croydon Radical History Network.

Croydon’s slavery links and the black presence

Monday 22 June. 7pm. Talks by Nick Draper (Legacies of British Slave-ownership project)  and Sean Creighton (Croydon Radical History Network). Terrace Lounge, Fairfield Halls, Croydon.

Croydon’s Labour movement 1880s-1900s

Tuesday 23 June.  7pm. Talk by Sean Creighton (Croydon Radical History Network). Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Rd, CR0 1BD.

John Lilburne and the Struggle for Democracy

Wednesday 24 June. 7pm.  Talk by John Rees (Levellers Association) on the development of ideas for democracy to commemorate the 400th anniversary of ‘Free borne’ John Lilburne, a leader of the Levellers in the English Civil War and Revolution. Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Rd, CR0 1BD.

These talks are free but £2 donation requested towards costs.

 Equiano and Black Abolitionists

 Saturday 27 June.  2-5pm

Olaudah Equiano, Ottobah Cuguano and Ignatius Sancho were British based African campaigners against the slave trade and slavery in the late 18thC.  This afternoon of talks explores their lives and work.

Brycchan Carey: Olaudah Equiano and the Black Abolitionists: An Overview

Arthur Torrington: The Life and Times of Ignatius Sancho

Martin Hoyles. Cugoano Against Slavery

Arthur Torrington. Olaudah Equiano, Haiti and Emancipation

Sean Creighton. Black Soldiers and Sailors in the Wars with France

Tickets: £4/£1 (conc). Matthews Yard, Off Surrey Street, Croydon.

To book in  advance go to Festival website calender page and click on the specific event



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 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.
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