History events & news at 15 June

NHS 70

Windrush Day magazine


Previously listed dates: details at


To Wednesday 25 July. Harry Jacob’s photographs exhibition

Monday 18 June. 8pm. ADA – how Lord Byron’s daughter became the patron saint of computing

Thursday June 21. 7.30pm.  Campaigning for peace in Croydon 1816-1960s

Saturday  7 July. 11am-4pm. Kennington Chartist Project 1848-2018

Tuesday 10 July. 7pm. A Funny Thing Happened on The Road to Utopia: North East History and The Art of The Political Playwright

New dates

Wednesday 20 June. 2pm. Socialists, Suffragists, Pacifists and Cyclists! The Last Clarion House

This short film is a mix of oral testimonies and archive footage made by the Clapham Film Unit and local volunteers

Working Class Movement Library, Salford

Saturday 23 June. 10.30 am-1pm. Votes for Women: Guided Walk

A walk featuring sites linked to the women’s suffrage campaign in Merton and Wimbledon, starting at Merton Park Tram Stop and ending at the Museum of Wimbledon.

Booking/Information: Tel, 020 8545 3239 or email: local.studies@merton.gov.uk

Tuesday 26 June. 6.30pm. NHS at 70: Heare’s Health; the NHS on film

National Film Theatre, BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT

Friday 29 June. 8pm. Corporal Ted Foster, Hero of Wandsworth

Talk by Neil Robson on the Streatham WWI hero and dustman who won the VC. To find out more about his fascinating story.

Wandsworth Historical Society, following AGM.

Friends’ Meeting House, Wandsworth High Street, opposite the Town Hall.

Saturday 30 June. 2-5 pm. A suffragette garden party

Staged in the grounds of Dorset Hall, the former home of suffragette Rose Lamartine Yates and including a series of talks by suffrage historians and afternoon tea: http://www.johninessociety.org.uk

Sunday 1 July. 10.30am-1.30pm. WASP Birthday/Windrush March Past

West Indian Association of Service Personnel (WASP) HQ, 161-167 Clapham Manor Street, London, SW4 6DB


Monday 9 July. Closing date for applications for Autograph Curatorial Project Manager.


28 July. 1.30pm. Annual John Burns Walk

I will be leading the annual John Burns walk for Battersea & Wandsworth TUC. The emphasis will be on women involved in his life and the suffragette campaign against him as a Cabinet member. It will be followed by activities at TUC’s Workers’ Beer Co pub The Bread and Roses in Clapham Manor St.

Starts at entrance to Battersea Rise cemetery – Battersea Rise/Bolinngbroke Rd.

To 4 November.  11am-5pm. Black Dolls: the Power of Representation

An exhibition exploring Black dolls and their impact on childhood and beyond – from the controversial Golliwogs of the past to today’s Black Barbies. Come along and discover what life was like for Black children growing up in Britain through the ages!

The National Caribbean Heritage Museum with and at

The National Trust Museum of Childhood, Sudbury Hall,

Main Road, Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HT.


Voting for Change

150 years of radical movements, 1819 to 1969 

Joint project of Working Class Movement Library, Salford, and People’s History Museum, Manchester




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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