Monthly Archives: January 2018

Windrush Day 17 February

Patrick Wintour explains: https://patrickvernon.org.uk/why-windrush-day-matters For details see http://www.windrushfoundation.org Added 6 February Patrick is now running a petition to have a special stamp issued by Royal Mail. For details and to sign see: https://www.change.org/p/the-royal-mail-we-need-a-commemorative-stamp-to-celebrate-70th-anniversary-of-the-windrush-5e4b0c08-1e7d-4387-9ad4-2056242d5a74?recruiter=23947253&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_term=triggered           Advertisements

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New Edition of Olaudah Equiano’s Interesting Narrative

Edited by Brycchan Carey Professor of English at Northumbria University   Olaudah Equiano’s Interesting Narrative, in which the author describes his birth in Africa, his enslavement and transportation to America, and his journey from slavery to freedom, was published just … Continue reading

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Developing social enterprise in Croydon 21 February

21 February 2018  10:00am – 12:30pm LWS Cafe 46-48 Westow St, West Norwood,   SE19 3AF Come along to LWS Café, http://www.livingwatersatisfies.org.uk/ a social enterprise trading to reinvest profits into supporting women leaving refuge, to find out how the SEEK Project … Continue reading

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Improving kids motor skills

At the January meeting Faiths Together in Croydon had a talk from Fit-2-Learn. Its winter newsletter states: ‘Fit 2 Learn CIC is a community social enterprise committed to improving the physical and mental skills of all in Croydon. Key to … Continue reading

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Commemorating Sadie Crawford, Tooting’s jazz pioneer

Sadie with her husband Adolph Crawford Born Louisa Marshall in 1885, the youngest of seven children, Sadie Crawford spent her early life in a tiny house on Fountain Road. Scrubbing floors at the age of eleven, she escaped domestic service … Continue reading

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Lambeth & Wandsworth history news

Saturday 10 February. 10.30am. South Lambeth Stories Walk Sean Creighton leads free walk for Vauxhall Society/Vauxhall History and Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library. Start at Tate South Lambeth Library, 180 South Lambeth Rd, Vauxhall, London SW8 1QP. Saturday 24 … Continue reading

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General history news

10 February. ‘WWI’s Hidden Voices’ Mini-Conference Presentations and discussions offering the critical perspectives on World War I. The speakers will expose the full extent of involvement from the British colonies in World War I, the impact the war had on … Continue reading

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