Vote for George

Stephen Bourne asks you to “VOTE FOR GEORGE!”

Stephen has successfully nominated the Trinidadian GEORGE A ROBERTS (1890-1970) for a Southwark Blue Plaque and the public vote has started and continues throughout August.

George is a worthy nominee. In addition to being a WW1 hero (he served with the Middlesex Regiment at Loos and the Somme), in 1931, in Peckham, he was a founder member of the League of Coloured Peoples with Dr Harold Moody. He was a tireless worker for the British Legion and, during WW2, he served as a Fireman during the London Blitz. From the 1920s he lived with his family in Camberwell.

Please vote for George online at 
www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZFYHYZ6

For further information about George go to:

http://www.southwarknews.co.uk/history/blue-plaque-nominees-2015-the-ww1-hero-who-could-throw-a-bomb-74-yards

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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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