Monthly Archives: January 2019

Pete Spalding’s tribute to Maggie Mansell

Pete Spalding (Honorary Alderman and Past Mayor of Croydon 1996-1997) gave the main personal tribute to Maggie Mansell at the memorial service on Tuesday 29 January. This is what he said. Maggie Mansell was my friend. She was a good and loyal … Continue reading

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What sort of person should be our next Councillor?

With the funeral and memorial service to Maggie Mansell now over, the political parties will start the process of deciding who they will choose to stand as Councillor to replace ther.  What sort of people would we like them to … Continue reading

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Norbury events & news at 31 January

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Shafi Khan’s tribute to Maggie Mansell

Dozens of Norbury residents attended the memorial service to the late Councillor Maggie (Margaret Rosalind) Mansell held at Croydon Minister on Tuesday 29 January. Among the well over 200 people who attended were members of her extended family, Councillors from … Continue reading

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Charity & Voluntary Organisation History debate

Monday 4 February. 6-8pm. Hybrid Organisations Past and Present Talk by Colin Rochester, University of Kent, on Voluntary Action History Seminar at  Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre, 2 Ossulston Street, London, NW1 1DF It has become normal to distinguish … Continue reading

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18thC studies news and events to 1 March

African Diaspora History & ISECS Congress July ‘Africa has been global for millennia, but its history is too often eclipsed by narratives that focus on slavery and its abolition.’ This editorial bye-line accompanies Toby Green’s article on Africa’s powerbrokers in … Continue reading

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African Diaspora and Enslavement events and news

18th Century See: https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2019/01/27/18thc-studies-news-and-events-at-27-january Paul Robeson – report of death in 1976: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/jan/24/paul-robeson-singer-actor-campaigner-dies-1976 Paul Robeson –  Freedom newspaper https://boingboing.net/2019/01/18/all-are-in-chains.html Martin Luther King and Trade Unionism http://theconversation.com/martin-luther-king-jr-union-man-110004 Thomas Baptiste, actor and Equity activist dies https://www.thestage.co.uk/features/obituaries/2019/thomas-baptiste Professor Olivette Otele Appointed as a … Continue reading

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