Croydon events & news at 22 April

Local events listing:

I have up-dated my profile and added a news item on my history activities 2018 and 2019 which could not fit into the profile up-date.

Friday 26 April. 7.30pm. Operation Legacy

Documentary film co-produced by HistoryHit TV and The Museum of British Colonialism gives an overview of events in Kenya during Britain’s colonial rule. In 2009, five elderly Kenyan war veterans sued the British government for the severe inhumane and degrading treatment, torture and arbitrary killings carried out from 1952-1960. Their case exposed a cover-up so deep it rocked the British establishment and changed the way we view colonial history. A short video (15min) of fieldwork in Kenya will also be shown. After the screening, Olivia Windham-Stewart (co-founder of The Museum of British Colonialism) will hold a Q&A.

Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Rd

Register for free tickets at:

Sunday 5 May. Close of Council consultation on parking strategy

See previous posting

Wednesday 15 May. 7pm. Health Watch

Croydon Communities Consortium meeting

St Michael’s Church Hall, Poplar Walk

To book seat go to

What’s being built under all the cranes dominating Croydon’s skyline?

Essex House, Carolyn House, College Green development, Fairfield Halls

Taberner House, Nestlé Building/St George’s Walk, Addiscombe Grove

Further details at

With the demolition of St George’s Walk buses routes into and through Katherine St have been temporarily re-organised.

Matthews Yard Celebrates Seven Years

Matthews Yard celebrated 7 years of operation on Saturday 20 April.


A 3rd Boxpark has opened next to Wembley Stadium.

Community led housing in Croydon

  • Some questions:

  • The Lawns

Land at the Lawns (Upper Norwood) is the first site to be made available for community-led housing bids – site visit 8 May. Suitable for 3-4 homes.

To book a ticket:

  • Council policy and support

New community & voluntary organisation strategy includes £3m funding

See also Inside Croydon 17 April

Croydon Windrush  scandal victims told can stay

Legal & General to invest £44.6m in new homes

L&G will build 167 new homes and lease them to the Council over a 40-year term, after which the properties will fall under the ownership of the council. It will save the Council c £20m. Rents will be at Local Housing Allowance levels. (Inside Housing. 16 April)

Inside Croydon stories

Viridor on security alert at incinerator (14 April)

No fault eviction victory (15 April)

Dispute with Sutton over Beddington Lane incinerator traffic (16 April)

Nuclear Waste disposal at Beddington Lane incinerator (17 April)

Soweto Kinch Concert to help Croydon’s Marc Wadsworth (18 April)

The conservation area around Addington Village is to be expanded to include Addington Palace. (20 April)

Emerging libraries investment plans (20 April)

Ombudsman findings against the Council (22 April)

Anglican history

I have four second hand hardback books for sale about the lives of leading Anglicans:

  1. L. Prestige. The Life of Charles Gore. William Heinemann. 1935
  2. G. Lockhart. Cosmo Graham Lang. Hodder & Stoughton. 1949

Carolyn Scott. Dick Sheppard, a biography. Hodder & Stoughton. 1977

Brian Frost. Goodwill on Fire. Donald Soper’s Life and Mission. Hodder & Stoughton. 1996

£5 each. To order email me at


About seancreighton1947

I have lived in Norbury since July 2011. I blog on Croydon, Norbury and history events,news and issues. I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I have submitted views to Council Committees and gave evidence against the Whitgift Centre CPO and to the Local Plan Inquiry. I am a member of Norbury Village Residents Association and Chair of Norbury Community Land Trust, and represent both on the Love Norbury community organisations partnership Committee. I used to write for the former web/print Croydon Citizen. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics history database. 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, radical and suffrage movements, 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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