Saturday 8 October. 9.30 for 10am. Not 1066 And All That Radical Histories in Hastings and St Leonards
St Matthew’s Church Hall, London Road.
Sunday 9 October. 2.30pm. Tooting Bec Common and its surroundings. History & heritage walk
Led by John Rattray (Balham Society) for Friends of Tooting Common.
Starts at the café on the Common and everyone is very welcome.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 14 October (even). Eva Gore-Booth: Irish Revolutionary and Inspiration for Our Times
Lecture by Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland at TUC.
Please register at
As drinks and light refreshments will be served after the lecture, the TUC would like people to register in advance.
Eva Gore-Booth was a true revolutionary – a woman who transgressed the boundaries of her time, sex and class. She was an aristocrat from the West Coast of Ireland who became a prominent trade-unionist and went to live in a working class neighbourhood of Manchester. She was an ardent campaigner for women suffrage and gender equality in an age still ruled by patriarchal values. She was a prominent advocate of pacifism and a supporter of Conscientious Objectors throughout the heightened militarism of WWI. And she was also an Irish nationalist – the daughter of a long line of Anglo-Irish landlords who, although with different means than her sister, Constance Markievicz, nevertheless wholeheartedly embraced the cause of Irish Freedom.
Greenwich Industrial History Society’s Programme
11 October. Terry Powley. Society’s Changing Perceptions of Youth in the Twentieth Century
15 November. Mark Stevenson. Historic England The Arsenal site
17 January. Stewart Ash on Sir John Pender
21 February. Andrew Turner on Redpath Brown & Co
14 March. Jane Grant and her new book Exceptional Women. The Fawcett Society
11 April. Julie Ricketts on St. George’s Garrison Church – its history and future
23rd May Jon Wilson – and his recent book on the British in India
13th June James Hulme on Charlton Riverside
11th July Richard Buchanan on Cables at Telcon after 1866
Meetings held 7.30pm. The Old Bakehouse, Bennett Park, SE3 (rear of Age Exchange). There is NO parking.
Another little known about Black Georgian
Betty Harrison, was servant of the Lee family for nearly sixty years, and came with them from Jamaica in 1771 and died in 1820
For more detail see
Tacky’s Rebellion on Jamaica 1760-61
See special website at http://revolt.axismaps.com/project.html
The Legacy and Relevance of Cable St
See the debate on Sheffield University’s History Matters blog site:
Robeson sang at the Lincoln Memorial on September 30, 1946 at an event lobbying for federal anti-lynching legislation.
You can listen to an interview with him on KPFA radio in 1958 at
Paul Robeson sings out against lynching (1946)
Paul Robeson portrait (circa 1930).
If the links do not work gom to source of information at
HLF Expectations Project
Emelia Kenlock writes:
The Expectations project aims to increase public access to the Kenlock photography archive. Neil Kenlock’s work covers three decades from the 1960s to the 1980s, documenting the lives of the first generation, African Caribbean community in the UK. These photos will tell the untold stories of black community leaders taken in their places of work – people for whom there are few biographies available outside of academic texts.
Working closely with volunteers, “Expectations” aims to give the participants the opportunity to discover examples of community leadership and organising, both online on the website, through, social media and a series of public events. Expectations will increase the opportunity for the public to access the stories of the people, campaigns and events in the photographs, many of which have never been seen before.
For more information on Neil Kenlock’s work, please visit:
Chocolate Islands: Cocoa, Slavery, and Colonial Africa
You may not have seen this book by Catherine Higgs (Ohio University Press, 2012).
It traces the early-twentieth-century journey of the Englishman Joseph Burtt to the Portuguese colony of São Tomé and Príncipe—the chocolate islands—through Angola and Mozambique, and finally to British Southern Africa. Burtt had been hired by the chocolate firm Cadbury Brothers Limited to determine if the cocoa it was buying from the islands had been harvested by slave laborers forcibly recruited from Angola, an allegation that became one of the grand scandals of the early colonial era. Burtt spent six months on São Tomé and Príncipe and a year in Angola. His five-month march across Angola in 1906 took him from innocence and credulity to outrage and activism and ultimately helped change labour recruiting practices in colonial Africa.
Previously Burrtt lived in the Whiteway colony set up by socialists and others from Croydon.
The Cost of Liberty: Sacrifice and Survival in Du Bois’s John Brown
See Alexander Livingston’ chapter in A Political Companion to W.E.B. Du Bois. ed. Nick Bromell (University Press of Kentucky (forthcoming)