History Update 19 March

Monday 20 March. 5.30pm. The lost, late medieval, greater and lesser chapels of the Bishop of Durham at Auckland Castle: archaeological and liturgical re-imaginings  

Online Zoom IHR seminar talk. Register on IHR site.

Tuesday 21 March. 7pm. The 1980 Steel Strike on Teesside

Zoom talk by Charlie McGuire (Teesside University) for North East Labour History Society.

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82005871102?pwd=NVZvSEhwcHpwejRySG1JZFMxaDdIZz09

Meeting ID: 820 0587 1102 Passcode: 043412

Thursday 23 March. 6pm. “Bound by Treaty”: Emancipation and Diplomacy in the Age of Revolutions & Politics Over Relief and Rehabilitation: Revisiting the Bengal Famine of 1943-44 

Online Zoom IHR seminar talk. Register on IHR site.  

Saturday 25 March. 10am. Wandsworth Common Heritage Trail 

Anne Lambert leads Friends of Wandsworth Common Heritage Trail walk.

Meet by the Friends notice board/flagpole, near Skylark.

Monday 27 March. 7pm.Louise Cripps Samoiloff

Christian Høgsbjerg will launch his new publication for the Socialist History Society.

Please register here:


The book is available from Bookmarks bookshop…

Louise Cripps Samoiloff (1904-2001) was an English born writer, journalist, publisher, historian and socialist who became an American citizen who had a close relationship with C. L. R. James.

To 4 June. Shifting the centre: Grenada as reference

Black Cultural Archives exhibition of materials from the Grenadian Revolution (1979-1983).

Tuesday, 4 April. 6pm. Who Benefited from the British Empire?

Gresham College Lecture by Professor Martin Daunton

Friday 21 April. 12 noon. Poor Man’s Improvement and Land Settlement Association Petition

On 23 April 1938 in Jamaica Robert Rumble’s Poor Man’s Improvement and Land Settlement Association sent a petition to the governor demanding a minimum wage for agricultural workers and peasants and an end to exploitation by landlords stating that a century after their forebears were released from slavery they were still in a state of economic slavery to the landowners.” Prof Anthony Bogues will take a lead, along with members of the Pennants Local History Research Team. 

Black History Conversations Zoom event.


Tuesday 25 April. 6.30-8pm. In conversation: Gary Younge with Linton Kewsi Johnson

Gary Younge discusses his new book Dispatches from the Diaspora: From Nelson Mandela to Black Lives Matter.

Black Cutural Archives at Lambeth Town Hall.

Thursday 27 April. 7-8.30pm. Highlighting Heritage: Ellen Morewood, Industrial Queen of Alfreton

Talk by Dr Peter Collinge for Arkwright Society

In person and online • register here

In 1853, when he came to Britain to raise funds for the Anti-slavery Society of Canada, at a time when there was a large influx of escaped slaves from the United States seeking refuge in the British colony, Ward brought letters of introduction to Thomas Binney, planning to seek help initially from fellow Congregationalists in London.  He spoke at a meeting chaired by Lord Shaftesbury which led to the formation of a London Committee of the Anti-Slavery Society of Canada that raised £1,200 to assist fugitive slaves.

1855 saw him speak at the London Anti Slavery Conference’  and the publication of his Autobiography of a Fugitive Negro: His Anti-Slavery Labours in the United States, Canada & England.  

Saturday 13 May. 2pm. Women and Chartism

Talk by Dr Matthew Roberts for Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Labour History Society

The St. Thomas Centre Hall, Chatsworth Road, Chester

Monday 17 July –  Friday 18 August. South Asian Heritage Month


Previous talks are still available to watch on SAHM’s YouTube channel.  


Preparing For 75th Windrush Anniversary

Black History Conversations will run 6 sessions in May and June.

Keep a look on what the Windrush Foundation is planning at:




Nadia Cattouse

Interview at:

Article at:


Singing at:

The Cato St Conspiracy

Conspiracy on Cato Street: A Tale of Liberty and Revolution in Regency London by Vic Gatrell, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2022.

Westminster Project website:


Jacob Wainwright Project

Wainwright was a companion of the explorer David Livingstone on his last journey in Africa) left a diary of the journey he and 60 other Africans made to bring Livingstone’s body to Zanzibar. A project has been underway in Nottingham to make it available.

About seancreighton1947

I have lived in Norbury since July 2011. I blog on Croydon, Norbury and history events,news and issues. I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I have submitted views to Council Committees and gave evidence against the Whitgift Centre CPO and to the Local Plan Inquiry. I am a member of Norbury Village Residents Association and Chair of Norbury Community Land Trust, and represent both on the Love Norbury community organisations partnership Committee. I used to write for the former web/print Croydon Citizen. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics history database. 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, radical and suffrage movements, 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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