Monthly Archives: August 2017

History events and news at 16 August

  Sunday  27 August. 10am. Sites of historic prisons- a walking tour The Wandsworth Prison Museum is hosting a walking tour of historic prison sites. The tour includes, the Surrey County Gaol, (Horsemonger Lane) where Charles Dickens witnessed public executions … Continue reading

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Discover the source of the Wandle exhibition

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Croydon Planning Committee, and planning/housing news at 11 August

17 August Planning Committee papers illustrate inconsistencies in application of planning rules Watch out for the behind the scenes operation of the party whipping system, in contravention of the semi-judicial nature of the Planning Committee and its Sub-committee when they … Continue reading

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Croydon general events & news at 10 August

  Saturday 12 August. Noon-4pm. Great North Wood Walk http://www.wildlondon.org.uk/events/2017/03/03/great-north-wood-walk-2017 Saturday 12 August. Noon-5pm. Croydon Old Town Fire Station Open Day http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/firefighters-to-open-doors-to-croydon-fire-station-this-weekend/story-30472686-detail/story.html The Manor Farm Nature Reserve group is running an information event to coincide with the Vision event from … Continue reading

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Current catastrophe at Carnegie Library Beyond Belief

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE DEFEND THE 10 CAMPAIGN In April 2016, desperate library supporters occupied the Carnegie library in Herne Hill, Lambeth. The story went worldwide. When the occupiers left after 10 days, 2,000 people marched with them in the … Continue reading

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Croydon Literary Festival Saturday 9 September

  Croydon’s first Literary Festival will be held on Saturday 9 December at the David Lean Cinema. Jonny Rose explains  the background thinking at https://thecroydoncitizen.com/culture/croydonlitfest-croydons-first-literary-festival Session 1. 10am. What’s so funny about Croydon? Croydon has become a shorthand for everything awful. … Continue reading

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History events & news at 4 August

Tuesday 29 August. The Spirit of ’77: Revisiting and Contextualising the Battle of Lewisham History Department, Goldsmiths http://events.history.ac.uk/event/show/15979  September. Lambeth Heritage Festival  https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/leisure-parks-and-libraries/libraries/lambeth-heritage-festival-september-2017 1-2 September. The British Society of Sports History Annual Conference, University of Worcester  https://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/british-society-of-sports-history-conference.html  Tuesday 5 September. … Continue reading

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