Croydon events & news at 26 June

Friday 28 June. 7.30pm. War School

Ruskin House Film.  7.30.  £5 at bar or Eventbrite.  The battle for Britain’s children?

Monday, 1 July 2019 from 7pm. CCC AGM & Social


St Michael’s Church Hall, Poplar Walk, CR0 1UA

Free but please book you are coming at:

A Freedom of Information Request submitted by the Croydon Guardian found that from April 2017 to April 2018 £1,929,312 was spent dealing with 19,488 individual cases across the borough.


%Ruksin Festival


Monday 8 & Tuesday 9 July. 7.30pm. Barber of Seville

Surrey Opera production at The Capitol Theatre, Horsham.

Tickets (for unreserved seats) can be booked online via Ticket Source using the direct link on the Surrey Opera website.

Friday 19 & Saturday 20 July. Barber of Seville

Surrey Opera production at St Mary Magdalene Church, Canning Road, Croydon

Barber flyer updated small

Environmental activists call on Croydon to declare climate emergency

Future of Croydon’s CCTV Network

Campaigners lose fight to stop new homes on edge of Selsdon Wood

Histories of the Unexpected

Histories of the Unexpected

Two excellent talks about themes in their book Histories of the Unexpected by authors Sam Willis & James Daybell opened the Whitgift School Heritage Festival on 26 June, The talk is related to this book:

In the book they take readers on a journey of historical discovery that tackles some of the greatest historical themes – from the Tudors to the Second World War, from the Roman Empire to the Victorians – but via entirely unexpected subjects. In its pages you will find out how the history of the beard is connected to the Crimean War; how the history of paperclips is all about the Stasi; how the history of cats is all about the French Revolution. And who knew that Heinrich Himmler, Tutankhamun and the history of needlework are linked to napalm and Victorian orphans?”

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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1 Response to Croydon events & news at 26 June

  1. June-Elizabeth White-Smith-Gulley says:

    Greetings Sean
    You are A Lovely Giant Community Activist for real.
    I enjoy your reading your blogs . It was a pleasure to have met up with you at the May 2019 Leicester University Black History Event.
    Keep On Trodding
    Kindest Regards, Respect & One Love
    June-Elizabeth [Northampton ]

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