Monthly Archives: April 2020

Croydon Crisis Up-date 27 April

Overview On 25 April My London reported that 1,280 people in Croydon had been diagnosed with COVID-19. The next day it reported it to have risen to 1,310 with 235 deaths in hospital. Among those who had died were a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Celebrating May Day In The COVID-19 Lockdown

The annual May Day demonstrations around the world cannot take place because of the COVID-19 lockdowns. Every year the  Joint London May Day Organisation  Committee organises a celebration of internationalism and specifically the solidarity of workers internationally. The main London … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

History News At 24 April

Sunday 26 April. Midday to Midnight. Streaming of Fisk Jubilee Singers The producers of Freedom Song – When Gospel Came to the Empire have been streaming it on Sundays – the last one being this Sunday. The link is available … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Using COVID-19 Crisis To Think About The Future Of London Rd

Looking for something to do whilst staying indoors? Get creative and respond to this consultation about London Road. Because of the COVID-19 crisis it has been impossible for the Council commissioned London Road project to carry out in-person consultation events … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Croydon Crisis Update 22 April

This will include lighting candles to remember all workers who have lost their lives. http://www.tuc.org.uk/workers-memorial-day Overview Yesterday The Guardian reported that 200 people had now died in Croydon of, and 1,214 diagnosed with COVID-19. Today ITV News reported that is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Time To Debate Croydon Borough of Culture 2023

What do you think ‘culture’ means and involves? Does the current mainstream cultural offer in Croydon reflect the interests of the majority of residents? Do so-called ‘hard to reach’ audiences really exist? Can the 2023 programme outline ensure that events … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Croydon Crisis Up-date 19 April

Overview Croydon  has 140 care homes of all types, which is the highest number of any single Borough. At present we do not know how many residents are diagnosed or suspected of having COVID-19 or how many deaths there have … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Croydon Crisis Update 16 April

Overview An important development has taken place – a telephone helpline set up by the Croydon Covid-19 Mutual Aid, specifically for people not internet or WhatsApp connected. This will need to be advertised widely, through neighbours seeing each other, and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Documenting COVID-19

Lambeth Archives is encouraging the collection of material on COVID-19 in the Borough in order to archive it for future historians. This could be an initiative adopted in every local authority area. Such an archive will be helpful for people … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Croydon Crisis Up-Date 13 April

Flowers in Park Hill Park Overview While Croydon’s death toll rises to 159 in it,  Croydon University Hospital is overstretched with about half its beds taken up with COVID-19 patients. Hardship and domestic violence are growing problems which the Council … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment