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.

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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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