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 https://www.change.org/p/lambeth-and-croydon-councils-properly-fund-our-library-as-a-statutory-town-centre-library-for-crystal-palace

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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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One 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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