History events & news at 30 March

Tuesday 3 April 3. 7pm. Students in the North East of England and the Aftermath of the Great War

North East Labour History Society First Tuesday talk by Sarah Hellawell  on the impact of the Great War on student life in the North-East. This research is part of the ‘British Ex-Service Students and the Rebuilding of Europe Project, 1918-1922′ led by academics at Northumbria, UCL and Sunderland Universities in connection with the National Union of Students and the North-East branch of the Workers’ Educational Association.

Old George Inn, Old George Yard, Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

Tooting Allotments

Saturday 21 April. 1.15-4pm.  ‘Spirit of Kinder’

Speakers  on both walking in the past and on what the future holds; displays on the history of the Kinder Mass Trespass of 1932 and on what local groups are doing now about the problems of access; and songs from Manchester Community Choir.

Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester

Further information from salle_e_dare@yahoo.co.uk

Wednesday 25 April. 12.45pm. Battersea Junction. An Oral History of the Winstanley and York Road Estates

Premiere of documentary film containing interviews with residents of Battersea made by children from Falconbrook Primary School. The film will be presented by the children followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, SW11 5TN


To attend email Mathew Rosenberg or phone 07949 107023

Tuesday 1 May. 7pm. Ellen Wilkinson, her Politics and Religion

Ellen W8ilkinson

North East Labour History Society talk by Dr Matt Perry, author of Red Ellen Wilkinson (2014), which provides a richer understanding of her remarkable achievements, her acquaintances and her witnessing of history’s great turning points.

North East Mining Institute, Neville Hall, Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE.


Full programme here.

and flier here Labour & Nationalism poster

The conference is free but registration is required – click here.

Saturday 12 May.  2pm. In the shadow of Enoch Powell: race, class and resistance

9th annual Frow Lecture, in honour of the Library’s founders, by Shirin Hirsch, Research Fellow in History, University of Wolverhampton

Working Class Movement Library event at The Old Fire Station, University of Salford.

Wandsworth Historian No 105

The latest journal of Wandsworth History Society contains articles on growing up in Edwardian Southfields, Setting a Pattern for 1918: the Anglo-Boer War Memorial in Tooting, ‘Stoney Jack’ – the antiquarian George Fabian Lawrence, Eleanor Roosevelt remembers her schooldays in Southfields. The front cover includes an image of Demonstration in Battersea, 1939,  a painting by Communist activist Clive Branson.  See photo of cover here:

WH 105 cover


Britain at Work (London) Group March/April newsletter

  • 2018 is the 60th anniversary of the CND – read experiences of the CND from Britain at Work interviewees
  • Hw Trico strikers fought for equal pay in 1976, six years after the Act was implemented
  • The London oral history project turns its focus on the borough of Islington- we’d like to hear from you
  • Book review of Quicksand by Henning Mankell

Britain at Work London newsletter 31


Lena Horne honoured on US stamp


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. 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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