Nubian Jak unveils plaque to Cy Grant on Armistice Remembrance Day

Cy Grant Plaque

On Saturday 11 November Nubian Jak Community and the Cy Grant Trusts Trust unveiled a plaque to Cy Grant on the house where he lived in Jacksons Lane, Highgate. The day was appropriate because Cy had been an RAF navigator in the Second World War, whose plane was shot down. He was a prisoner of war for two years. Cy was from Guyana.

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Jak Beula of Nubian Jak Community Trust

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Gus John leads the African libation ritual

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Margaret Busby, co- founder Alison & Busby publishers

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Peter Ramrayka, Chair, City & Central London Branch

Royal Air Forces Association

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Mayor Stephen Mann, Haringey Council

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Catherine West, Labour MP Hornsey & Wood Green

I had the honour of being asked to say a few words.

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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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