History Events & News At 27 September

Black History Month Events

See annual compilation at






Thursday 30 September.6pm. What’s British African History?

A Free Online Discussion Forum

Register in advance for this meeting:

Other Events

Friday 1 October. 5.30pm. Blood on the River: The Berbice Slave Rebellion

IHR Seminar talk by Marjoleine Kars (Maryland)

To book go to Events section of IHR website: www.history.ac.uk

Saturday 2 October. 1.45pm. Nottingham Chartism

Talk by Julian Atkinson and Roger Tanner after NLDHS AGM.

The International Community Centre, 61b Mansfield Road, NG1 3FN

Monday 4 October. 5.30pm. ‘An engine for the decolonization of imperial history

IHR Seminar talk by Sarah Stockwell (King’s College London), Richard Rathbone (SOAS)

To book go to Events section of IHR website: www.history.ac.uk

Monday 4 October. 5.45pm. Book launch: The Memory of Colonialism in Britain and France

University of Westminster, 309 Regent St, Fyvie Hall

IHR Seminar talk byItay Lotem (Author), Natalya Vince (Portsmouth), Berny Sèbe (Birmingham)

To book go to Events section of IHR website: www.history.ac.uk

Monday 4 October. 6pm.The 1945 election and Labour’s post war housing drive

On-line talk by Paul Dimoldenberg (Westminster City Labour Councillor) for Labour Heritage.

To join email labourheritage45@btinternet.com

Wednesday 6 – Friday 8 October. Pandemic Legacies: Health, Healing, and Medicine in the Age of Slavery and Beyond


Monday 11 October. 6pm. The hospital that Jack built – planning, moving frontiers, and the nationalisation of health services in Liverpool 1929-78

Talk by Michael Lambert for Voluntary Action History Society.

 To book go to Events section of IHR website: www.history.ac.uk

Tuesday 12 October. 5:15pm. Henry Dundas: a ‘great delayer’ of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

IHR Zoom talk byStephen Mullen (University of Glasgow)

To book go to Events section of IHR website: www.history.ac.uk

Tuesday 12 October. 5.30pm. Deny, distance, disavow: tentatively engaging in the culture wars on Empire.
Talk by Alan Lester for London Group of Historical Geographers Against Empire seminar programme this autumn

To book go to Events section of IHR website: www.history.ac.uk

Wednesday 13 October. Mining The Seams

On-line workshop exploring coal industry records

for Derbyshire.

Thursday 14 October. 6.30pm. The Workers’ Movement and Revolution in Egypt since 1919

Zoom talk by Anne Alexander for  Socialist History Society

The meeting is free, but you must register in advance here:

Saturday 16 October. 1pm. Medieval Ethiopian Kingship, Craft, and Diplomacy with Latin Europe 

Zoom talk by Verana Krebs on her book (Palgrave MacMillan). To attend register HERE.

Saturday 16 October. 2pm. Tooting Black History Tour’ Guided Walk

Meet outside Tooting Broadway tube station, followed at 4pm by Plaque Unveiling Ceremony at Mixed Blessings West Indian Bakery, 118 Mitcham Road, Tooting.

‘Just over a year ago, the idea for a plaque celebrating the reggae musicians who recorded in this area was born on the Tooting Black Pound Day Cycle Trail. That generated a downloadable Tooting Black History Cycle Trail upon which this walk is drawn. We can’t cover the whole circuit but the line-up includes; King Khama, Winifred Atwell, Paul Robeson, Constance Cummings-John, Music Specialists in Broadway Market, The First Lady of Liberia and Sadie Crawford.’

Email rgbsimmons182@gmail.com to be sure of a place on the Walk.


Sunday 17 October 17.5pm. How And Why The British Defended Slavery

Zoom talk by Michael Taylor for Berwick Literary Festival. To book go to:

Tuesday 19 October. 7.30pm. The Anglo Irish Treaty And Its Consequences

Talk by Dr Martin O’Donoghue at Tyneside Irish Centre, 43 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG 


Tuesday 26 October. 7pm. Righting The Wrong: The Life And Work Of Mary Macarthur, 1880-1921

Zoom talk by Dr Cathy Hunt for North East Labour History Society.


Wednesday 27 October. 5pm. Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts 

Zoom talk by Rebeca Hall on her book (Simon & Schuster). To attend register HERE.

Saturday 27 November. Liquid History: the Thames in South-West & West London’s Past

The 2021 West London Local History Conference on Zoom.


BCA is 40 Years Old

Claudia Jones Statue at BCA

The Claudia Jones statue by Benin Kingdom-born, London-based multidisciplinary artist Favour Jonathan, is currently on display in the BCA courtyard at 1 Windrush Square.⠀

Bank Of England Removes Paintings


Stephen Bourne’s  Deep Are The Roots


Root Problems of British Labour: Deficits of Support, 1945-1970

Call for papers by Socialist History Society.


Milicent Bagot Plaque Unveiling  

Putney Society will be unveiling a plaque to Milicent Bagot (1907-2006) at 25 Rusholme Road,  where she lived from 1939 to 1976. She was a British intelligence officer with MI5 and became one of the security service’s principal experts on Soviet Communism. 




Labour History

Articles and postings on Society for the Study of Labour History website.

Labour MPs Postcard 1906

Labour History and the Emotions: a Bibliography

 Red Wedge

 English Coal Lock-out 1893

 Labour Historians and Emotions


North East History

The new 2021 volume contains:

Hannah Kent. ’One Aim, One God, One Destiny? An Investigation of Black Lives in Tyneside 1939-1952

Liz O’Donnell on the Newcastle Migration Hostels for boys and young women 1927-1932

Mike Greatbatch on child labour in Newcastle’s Iron and Glass Industries c.1830-1850

Brian Bennison on Paul Robeson in the North East

Plus: articles on D-Day Dodgers, squatting in Tynemouth 1946, Labour in Newcastle 1945-60, trade union education 1976-2021, the Miner’s Strike of 1984, Scotswood, obituaries of Nigel Todd, Archie Potts, Bill Purdue, Bob Fryer and Chris Killip, book reviews and more.

To order go to http://nelh.net

On Strike Against The Nazis

Socialist History Society occasional publication by Steve Cushion & Marilyn Moos

October’s History Today

  • Edith Lancaster’s ‘A Socialist Romance’. Battersea SDF member Edith Lancaster was committed to the Priory in Roehampton in 1895 by her parents because she lived unmarried with James Sullivan. It does not mention the role of John Burns, her MP, in getting her released.
  • Decolonising French North Africa
  • The Death of Liberal South Africa

Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Labour History Society

October’s newsletter includes articles on Tom Smith and the Paris Commune, Chartism in Heanor, and the Kane family and the National Unemployed Workers Movement.

Enslavement & The Black Atlantic















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 http://thecroydoncitizen.com. 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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