Monthly Archives: May 2017

Croydon Education Question Time 24 May

Wednesday 24 May, 7pm (doors open 6.30pm) St Andrews High School, Waynflete Avenue, CR0 4BH (parking on playground) Is it correct that school funding is being cut? Why have class sizes risen in the last two years? Are teachers overworked? Are … Continue reading

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Croydon events & news at 21 May

Croydon Local Plan Hearings Monday 22 May: housing intensification Tuesday 23 May: Green Grid Wednesday 24 May: affordable homes; dwelling mix; housing quality Thursday 25 May: gypsies; employment Tuesday 30 May: tall buildings; local heritage; community facilities; sustainable design; transport … Continue reading

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Caribbean Conversations on Notts TV

Press Release Museumand, the National Caribbean Heritage Museum, is bringing exhibitions to life with their new, cultural 8-part TV series, merging museum content with television. Caribbean Conversations explores 8 different aspects of Caribbean Culture. Catherine Ross, the Museum’s Founder-Director, hosts … Continue reading

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South-West London history talks & walks

Monday 22 May. 2.30pm. Vauxhall Gardens history walk David Coke, co-author with Alan Borg of Vauxhall Gardens: A History, will lead ‘The Heyday of Vauxhall Gardens’, a Vauxhall Society guided walk, on Monday 22 May. The walk marks the traditional seasonal … Continue reading

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Legacies of British Slave Ownership News

Wednesday 24 May. Lunch-time. Britain’s History and Memory of Transatlantic Slavery This event in Oxford will explore the way British people remember slavery through local case histories. Discussions will range from Methodism and working class attitudes to slavery in Portsmouth … Continue reading

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Local History Societies frozen out of Croydon Heritage Festival

It is clear from the programme just announced by the Whitgift Foundation for the  5th Croydon Heritage Festival from 24 to 30 June that the local heritage societies have been frozen out as a major feature compared with previous years.  There … Continue reading

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Croydon News at 17 May

  General Election What does the Labour Manifesto actually say? You can download it and the funding document at http://www.labour.org.uk/index.php/manifesto2017 Sadiq Khan backs Labour’s Sarah Jones http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/mayor-of-london-can-t-rule-out-prospect-of-changing-fare-zones-at-east-and-west-croydon-stations/story-30335741-detail/story.html Sarah Jones on Gavin Barwell http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/he-puts-out-a-good-leaflet-but-doesn-t-stand-up-for-croydon-labour-candidate-slams-gavin-barwell Fairfield Halls Works update as at 10 … Continue reading

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