Save Lambeth Libraries March 7 November

 Save Lambeth Libraries March 7 November

10.30am. Windrush Square, Brixton

marching to Tate South Lambeth in South Lambeth Rd.

Ruth Cashman of Lambeth Unison who is based at Brixton Library has sent round a message saying:

  • that there have been stalls in Town Centres to collect petition signatures, letters to councillors and let people know about the march on Saturday –10,000 leaflets have been given out.
  • that local community groups have been translating and sending round petitions in community languages.
  • that a venue in Herne Hill has offered to do a fundraiser gig. Comedians and bands are being organised.
  • that some of the local faith groups are contacting all their worshippers and asking them to write to their councillors.

People who cannot manage to march are being encouraged to go straight to South Lambeth and meet it there.

There will be speeches at the end and megaphones for ensuring everyone knows what is going on.

For the full text of her message and to promote signing the on-line petition go to

About seancreighton1947

I have lived in Norbury since July 2011. I blog on Croydon, Norbury and history events,news and issues. I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I have submitted views to Council Committees and gave evidence against the Whitgift Centre CPO and to the Local Plan Inquiry. I am a member of Norbury Village Residents Association and Chair of Norbury Community Land Trust, and represent both on the Love Norbury community organisations partnership Committee. I used to write for the former web/print Croydon Citizen. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics history database. 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, radical and suffrage movements, 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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1 Response to Save Lambeth Libraries March 7 November

  1. Peter Clark says:

    .I have tried too access Gerald Massey’s papers that are held at the Upper Norwood Library. Massey was a poet admired by Walt Whitman but also a radical advocator of Chartism. He was born in 1828 and died in South Norwood in 1907.

    The librarian at Upper Norwood Library tells me Gerald’s papers are held there but they belong to a private individual who must give consent to anyone wishing to see them and, if given, would require a member of the library’s staff to oversee the process. However, the said they do not have enough staff for such supervision.

    If this isn’t a prime example of Catch 22 I don’t know what is!

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