Monthly Archives: January 2018

Women’s History events

6 February  is the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which gave some women the vote for the first time The year will see events all over the country. In Croydon I am researching the suffragist and suffragette … Continue reading

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History events in the North East at 29 January

Tuesday 6 February. 7pm. Martin Luther King’s Visit to Newcastle Fifty Years Ago Speaker: Professor Brian Ward – a historian of the modern US South, the civil rights movement, popular music, the 1960s, and Anglo-American cultural relations. North East Labour … Continue reading

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The NHS is in crisis protest 3 February

Assemble Gower Street, central London WC1 March to Parliament Square Waiting times have hit record levels Patients are being forced to wait in the back of ambulances or are lining corridors because hospitals can’t cope with demand. Tory cuts are … Continue reading

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Thomas Cromwell and his Family in Putney and Wandsworth

Thomas Cromwell and his Family in Putney and Wandsworth by Dorian Gerhold Dorian offers a re-appraisal of Cromwell’s home life in Putney where he was born in about 1485. The accepted view – as depicted in Hilary Mantel’s award-winning novels – is that his father, Walter, was … Continue reading

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Transformation through organising – 30 January

Ella Baker School of Transformative Organising Meeting Tuesday 30 January.  6pm TUC, Congress House, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3LS. This will be an opportunity for supporters to: network discuss priorities in the London region plan delivery of our Sylvia Pankhurst … Continue reading

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Inspector concludes Croydon Local Plan unsound unless modifications made

The Independent Planning Inspector reporting on the Croydon Local Plan has finished his report on the examination of the Local Plan. His r concludes that both the Croydon Local Plan: Strategic Policies – Partial Review and the Croydon Local Plan: … Continue reading

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Croydon historical activities news

No Heritage Festival This Year There will be no Heritage Festival organised and funded by the Whitgift Foundation this year. After 5 years of the Festival it has decided to relook at what events it supports  based on the Borough’s … Continue reading

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