Monthly Archives: September 2015

Urban Leisure, History and Heritage Conference 14 November

The Big Match reproduced by permission of Mackenzie Thorpe Ltd on ublicity flier BSSH North East and Yorkshire Network Symposium Call for Papers: Urban Leisure, History and Heritage Teesside University, Middlesbrough Saturday, 14 November 2015 The British Society of Sports History … Continue reading

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Lambeth & Wandsworth Events & News at 7 September 

To end of September. Lambeth Heritage Festival  For the full month-long programme go to the library or to http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/leisure-parks-and-libraries/libraries/lambeth-heritage-festival-2015. The Festival includes:  Saturday 26 September. 10am-5pm Lambeth Local Archives Open Day Full programme of talks and local history groups’ stalls, as … Continue reading

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Croydon Town Centre News at 7 September

Foxton’s to open shop in High St On Saturday 26 September the estate agency Foxton’s opens a shop in Croydon High St. The news is reported by Croydon Guardian at http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/13647406.Foxtons_eyes__considerable_growth__in_Croydon_s_regeneration. A Guardian reporter rang me up for a comment … Continue reading

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Croydon Events & News at 7 September

Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 September. Heathfield Heritage Green Fair Local nature conservation and animal welfare groups can book a free stand at this event.  Other attractions include: tours round Heathfield Gardens Tree Trail/Wildlife Sanctuary/Old Varieties Orchard; the pantry cafe … Continue reading

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Croydon charities and community groups running ‘lotteries’ need to look at Council consultation on gambling

Croydon Council has begun a consultation on its  proposed ‘Statement of Principles’ setting out how it will exercise its functions under the Gambling Act 2005. This is not just about betting shops and other commercial gaming facilities, but also about … Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn at Essex Labour History Conference 31 October

Update 20 October Due to a Regional Labour Conference being held the same day Jeremy Corbyn is no longer able to be a speaker. he afternoon programme has now been changed to: 2.00 – 2.55 p.m. The 1984/5 Miners’ Strike … Continue reading

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Croydon events and news at 2 September

Monday 7 September. 6.30pm. The Streets and Environment Scrutiny Sub-Committee This is a special meeting due to a referral by Cabinet member Kathie Bee of the controversial experimental closure of part of Norbury Ave. https://secure.croydon.gov.uk/akscroydon/users/public/admin/kab14.pl?operation=SUBMIT&meet=13&cmte=SES&grpid=public&arc=1 Meeting is at the Town … Continue reading

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