Monthly Archives: October 2021

Croydon Update 28 October

Saturday 30 October.11am-7pm. Windrush Generation Legacy Association Black Music Event Live and on-line event involving Croydon Sound System “Black Knight”. Caribbean food will be available. COVID safety rules within the unit. The Windrush Generation Legacy Association, 1036-7, The Whitgift Centre, … Continue reading

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Croydon Park Hotel And The Sword Of Damocles

The Council looks like it will make a loss when it sells Croydon Park Hotel and the College Green site next to Fairfield Halls. The Hotel cost £29.8m to buy in 2018. The College Green was supposed to be developed … Continue reading

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History Reading And Viewing At 27 October

Anti-slavery and the British Empire https://aeon.co/essays/the-british-empire-was-built-on-slavery-then-grew-by-antislavery Birmingham and Slavery http://www.aston.ac.uk/latest-news/podcast-birminghams-shameful-links-slavery-uncovered-academic Frederick Douglass in Bristol Blue Plaque For Britain’s First Black Train Driver http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/oct/25/blue-plaque-for-britains-first-black-train-driver-unveiled-at-kings-cross Communist Recruiting On The Railways Salt by Selina Thompson http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0010zdp Paul Robeson and Unity Theatre http://islingtontribune.com/article/paul-robeson-was-at-unity-in-the-late-1930s Black … Continue reading

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History Events & News At 27 October

Wednesday 27 &  Thursday 28 October. No Ordinary Book Shop event Luton Postponed. http://www.noordinarybookshop.co.uk Thursday 28 October. 6pm. Is Black History Month Still Relevant or Not to the Community? See previous posting Friday 29 – Sunday 31 October. Sensing the … Continue reading

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Is Black History Month Still Relevant? 28 October

Here is the zoom link provided by The Gleaner in Jamaica: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84175307191?pwd=RTBRVHJLbzF3TnNaNlRadm9CdU45Zz09

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Dorothee In The 18th Century. 23 October. Exploring Sutton’s Black History

In the early 1700’s there were a handful of African Caribbeans in Sutton. They endured a precarious life of  indeterminate legal status and the possibility of freedom in England or a return to family and community but definite enslavement in … Continue reading

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Race In The Western World – Black History Month Event 23 October & The Black Poppy Rose

Black Poppy Rose The Knitting Norbury Together Group’s Remembrance Day Memorial Display has included the Black Poppy Rose. The significance of the Rose is explained in a video at the National Army Museum.

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Issues Involved In Croydon Council ‘s Decision To Draft Revised Constitution To Reflect Governance By Elected Mayor

At tomorrow’s Extraordinary Meeting Croydon Council will note ‘that a report will be brought to a future meeting of Full Council with the proposed constitutional and governance amendments to enable operation of the new governance model from 9th May 2022, … Continue reading

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Where Is Croydon Headed? & Update

Where is Croydon Headed? I wonder whether those readers of this blog who have tried to be constructive friends to Councillors in shaping policy and practices, feel like I do that Croydon is like the Titanic heading for the ice … Continue reading

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How To Support South West London Law Centres Development Of Advice And Social Justice

Monday 18 October. London Legal Walk South West London Law Centres staff and supporters are taking part in the annual London Legal Walk to raise money for its new crisis fund, to enable its clients to receive emergency support when … Continue reading

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