Eric Sanders Labour Party Fundraiser 16 June


Saturday 16 June (7.30 – 9.30pm) 

Celebration of the life of Eric Sanders, Norbury and Pollard Hill Labour Party’s oldest member,

Organised by Crystal Palace & Upper Norwood Labour Party,

Fundraising  contributions to Croydon North Labour Party and the Jewish Labour Movement.

Born in 1919, young Ignaz Erich Schwarz, son of Jewish parents, stood on the pavement watching Adolf Hitler arrive in Vienna in March 1938. During the next few months, he and his parents emigrated from Vienna to Britain. His life has been an interesting, exciting one. During World War Two he served for seven years in the British Army, including three in the Special Operations Executive, one as an interpreter in a German Prisoner of War camp and one in the Legal Division of the British Occupation of Austria. Last year, he received an Austrian Cross of Honour for Culture and Science from the President of Austria.

Eric’s son, Paul, will be guiding the audience through the evening, which will be accompanied by musical interludes. On the night you will also be able to purchase, at reduced prices, a copy of Eric’s autobiography Secret Operations, From Music to Morse and Beyond”, as well as his novel, a thriller, in two volumes Mazes 1, Murder in Munich” and Mazes 2, Conspiracy in Vienna.” The autobiography tells the story of a young promising pianist and composer, Eric, whose chances of a career have been destroyed by the arrival of the Nazis.

Tickets (inclusive of a drink) are £10 waged or £5 unwaged. Each book will cost £10, but all three can be purchased for £20.

Please register for the event on and if you have any specific questions please be in touch with Will Townsend on

Mazes 1 coverMazes 2 cover



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 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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