Coleridge-Taylor Walk Thursday 25 June




Thursday 25 June. 6pm 

Meet Selhurst Station, Selhurst Rd, Croydon 

Walk around the Selhurst houses lived in by the Croydon based black composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912).

Where relevant other aspects of local history of the area will be discussed.

Coleridge-Taylor was most famous for his work Song of Hiawatha.

2012 saw a year long Festival in Croydon to celebrate his life and works.

Walk leader: Sean Creighton, Co-ordinator of the Samuel Coleridge Taylor Network –

Walk is Free. Copies of Jeffrey Green’s Centenary Celebration mini-book

(History & Social Action Publications) will be on sale.

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Network event

in Croydon Heritage Festival (20-28 June)


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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One Response to Coleridge-Taylor Walk Thursday 25 June

  1. CCC says:

    Reblogged this on CCC and commented:
    A free event this Thursday, run by Sean Creighton, as part of the Croydon Heritage Festival.

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