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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.

Clapton CFC Remembers Walter Tull

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Croydon Update 2 May

Tuesday 4 May. 5pm. Annual Meeting of Council Formal Mayor making, party political balance on Committees, election of independent Chair for General Purposes & Audit Committee. The 1000+ Croydon residents who have died of COVID will be remembered. The balance … Continue reading

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Black History Update 29 April

The amount of information that could be included in postings like this is becoming overloaded, which is why this posting does not include the latest news developments like the Commonwealth War Graves Commission scandal which has forced the Government to … Continue reading

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Community Struggles And Black Lives In Wandsworth History

This posting is a review of some of the activities going on about the history of the historic Wandsworth area, especially black lives and the campaign to save Wandsworth Common. Tuesday 27 April. 6pm. A Brief Social History of Battersea … Continue reading

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General History News at 22 April

Saturday 24 April. 20pm. ‘Hot spots’ and ‘Hinterlands’ – a local history of Britain’s war resisters 1914-1918. Talk by Cyril Pearce using the research in his book Communities of Resistance. To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcudu6prDwuG9bVU5zGPPFyAvgjtGRskAkl Monday 26 April. 7.15pm. Mary Chrystie And … Continue reading

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Croydon Up-date 21 April

Thursday 22 April 6pm. Planning Committee 80 Croham Road;  10 Welcomes Road, Kenley Monday 26 April.  6.30pm. General Purposes & Audit Committee Presentation on Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence; Implementation of the Finance Review Phase 1 Report; An update report … Continue reading

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Windrush Community Fund Event 21 April

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Can Croydon Comeback?

Croydon Comeback is a twelve page report from the marketing agency Bare PR. Despite its website containing the supporting logos of the Council, Brick by Brick and the Historic Croydon Airport Trust, it has not previously shown up through Croydon … Continue reading

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Croydon Climate Action Hustings 21 April

Wednesday 21 April. 7pm Croydon & Sutton London Assembly Elections Hustings on Zoom To attend the meeting go to http://www.croydonclimateaction.com/event-details/croydon-sutton-london-assembly-elections-hustings How many readers know about the Croydon Climate Action group?  Although I follow what is going on in Croydon and … Continue reading

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Coping With COVID Bereavement

Email c.trower@stchristophers.org.uk to book your place and for the password. Join the meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/704834172 For full details of the project, see:   www.stchristophers.org.uk/creatingconversations

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