History events and news at 3 August

Friday 17 August. 6-8.30pm. The Marcus Garvey Annual Pan-Africanism Presentation 2018

Community activist Nana Asante attempts to break down the pan-Africanism concept with a short presentation entitled ‘Pan-Africanism Made Simple’. History consultant Kwaku posits that without Jamaican-born pan-Africanist hero Marcus Garvey, there probably would not have been a formal Black (now referred to as African) History Month programme in the UK through the audio-visual ‘The Centrality Of Marcus Garvey In The Introduction Of African History Month UK’ presentation.

Willesden Green Library, 95 High Road, Willesden, London, NW10 2SF
£5/£10. To book: www.AfricanHistoryPlus.eventbrite.com

For other African History events see:


From Thursday 30 August. Immortalised: The People Loved, Left and Lost in our Landscape Exhibition

Historic England showcase of some of England’s hundreds if local monuments, street shrines and community tributes, suggested by members of the public.

Ends 16 September 2018. In September open Wednesdays to Sundays 10am to 5pm. The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, SE1 7AG


Saturday 1 September. 11am-1pm. How do we get radical change? 

Discussion meeting on lessons from socialist history/addressing urgent issues today.

Working Class Movement Library, Salford

To 23 September. The women who said ‘yes’! Exhibition

Tells the stories of the 17 women who stood for Parliament in the 1918 general election, the first to accept women as candidates.  They ranged from an anti-suffrage woman, Violet Markham, to a long-standing suffrage activist, Emmeline Petherick Lawrence (who stood as Labour candidate for Rusholme), to Norah Dacre Fox, a former suffragette and a fascist sympathiser. The exhibition also puts the 1918 general election into the wider context of the international feminist struggle for votes for women in the early 20th century.

People’s History Museum,Manchester.

Tuesday 11 September. 7pm. The Past is Before Us: Experiences from Tyneside in the 1970s

Hilary Wainwright talk at North East Labour History Society AGM. A longstanding political activist, writer and editor of Red Pepper. She lived on Tyneside in the 1970s and was actively engaged with the Socialist Centre and local trade unions. She was engaged with a ‘new unionism’ that focussed on workers plans as alternatives to capitalist business. She co-authored (with Huw Beynon) the Workers’ Report on Vickers. Hilary will talk about this history of activism but relate it to our present circumstances and future possibilities as discussed in her new book (A New Politics From The Left) which will be available at the meeting.

Friday 14 September. Reappraising the Representation of the People Act 1918 Conference

Marking the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which tripled the electorate, the Act and its legacy are still the subject of intense historical debate relating to gender, class and nationhood, and this conference draws together speakers who are currently involved in the debate.

University Central Lancashire, Preston. Free with lunch and refreshments provided.  Booking is required via Eventbrite here.

Further information from historyoutreach@uclan.ac.uk

Tuesday 24 September. 7pm. The Battle of Stockton

Talk by Rosie Serdiville.

A new community group has been set up to commemorate a historic episode in the life of Stockton-on-Tees. The Battle of Stockton Campaign (BoS) aims to immortalise the events of September 10th 1933 in the imagination of the town. On this day, local people repelled the infamous British Union of Fascists (BUF). Their foot soldiers, known as ‘blackshirts’ marched on the town in a bid to recruit new members.

North East Labour History Society First Tuesday meeting

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

Paul Robeson News

Opera star Sir Bryn Terfel opens the Eisteddfod 2018 in Cardiff Bay with sell-out concerts over two nights, including a Welsh translation of a Paul Robeson song. It marks the 60th anniversary of the American bass singer’s performance at the Eisteddfod in Ebbw Vale. (BBC News 3 August)

Stephen Bourne on Paul Robeson


Robeson and the Celebration of Glasgow’’ George Square


Miscellaneous news and discussion

Castle found under Sheffield


Are Museums Really ‘Hiding’ The Imperial Past?


Stedman’s Expedition to Surinam 1772-7


Women Seafarers

Jo Stanley has posted two more papers on women and diversity among seafarers.



Sheffield Housing Estates stories


Windrush Compensation

Patrick Vernon posted this on Facebook:

Please respond to latest Home Office consultation Windrush Compensation. Page 31(hard copy) ask questions on caps on compensation. We need to ensure the Windrush Generation & their children get a fair & true cost for compensation. Please complete online form by 11th October. This is a numbers game and we need a big response to the government #notowindrushcap

People will be able to respond to the consultation:
o Online at www.gov.uk/windrush
o Over the phone through freephone 0800 678 1925.
o Via post – individuals can request a postal copy at www.gov.uk/windrush
o At dedicated events set up to allow affected individuals to speak to us face to face



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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