Croydon & London History Events till 18 August

Thursday 28 July. 6.30pm. Pentonville 5 Meeting

The working class took on and defeated the Government in July 1972. In the campaign against austerity and anti-union laws the successful fight to free the Pentonville 5 is often quoted. To find out what really happened and learn about this historic victory come to this meeting. Includes 23 minute video of the events made with the dockers’ shop stewards.

Marx Memorial Library, Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DU.

Saturday 30 July. 2pm.   The Changing Face of Bishopsgate and the East End. Talk by Stefan Dickers. Bethlem Museum.

Saturday 30 July. 2pm. An Excursion to the 1851 Crystal Palace. Dr Michelle Johansen. Bishopsgate Institute.

 Monday 1 August. 7.45pm. The Crystal Palace Story (1851-1936). Talk by Barry Mackay. Trinity School.

Saturday 6 August. 11am. Thames Foreshore Walk led by  Elliot Wragg. Meet Slipway near MI6/Vauxhall Bridge. Vauxhall Society.

Saturday 6 August. Noon. Crystal Palace Trail led by Micha Nestor. Meet at community notice board, Sainsbury’s, Westow St.

Sunday 7 August. 1-5pm. Shirley Windmill Open Day.

Sunday 7 August. 2.30pm. West Norwood Cemetery Tour.  Main Gate. Friends of West Norwood Cemetery

Saturday 13 August. 2pm. Shirley Windmill. Tony Skrzypczyk, the Windmill, Postmill Close, Croydon, CRO 5DY.  CNHSS.

Saturday 13 August. 2.30pm. Brixton Market Heritage Walk.  Brixton Society.

Sunday 14 August. 1.45pm. Coombe Conduit. Paul Rainey, Meet at Norbiton station. CNHSS.

Sunday 14 August. 2.30pm. Larkhall walk led by Anne Wilson, Wandsworth Road Station. Clapham Society.

Sunday 14 August. 2.30pm. East Brixton walk led by Alan Piper. Meet at Lambeth Volunteer Centre, Brixton Station Road. Brixton Society.

Sunday 14 August. 1pm. Brixton Windmill Heritage Walk, Friends of Windmill Gardens.

Thursday 18 August. 8pm. Bygone Streatham. Talk by John Brown. South London History Group. Phoenix Centre, 66 Westow Street.

Note: Thanks to Bernard Winchester for many of these items.

If you want further details check the organisations’ websites.


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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