Author Archives: seancreighton1947

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.

History events from 19 September

Wednesday 19 September. 7pm. Josephine Butler and the “Ladies Campaign” against the Contagious Diseases Acts Conway Hall – book here… Thursday 20 September. 7-9pm. Born in Shame – Became a Dame Described as a politically aware ‘radical health visitor’ in … Continue reading

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Suffragist/Suffragette History Events from October

The Rebellious Women of Wimbledon Museum of Wimbledon. Temporary display about local women campaigners for women’s suffrage, education, and recognition in science and in politics, including items that belonged to Rose Lamartine Yates. Saturdays and Sundays 2.30-5.00 pm 22 Ridgeway, London, SW19 … Continue reading

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Croydon news & events at 15 September

Tuesday 18 September. 6.30pm Council Scrutiny Children & Young People Sub-Committee Monday 24 September. 6.30pm. Council Cabinet Corporate Plan & Medium, Term Financial Strategy 2018/22, Qtr 1 Financial performance, Early Help Strategy update, Governance Review. Care Leavers’ Local Offer, Scrutiny … Continue reading

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Peace Day activities in Croydon

  The latest posting in my series in Croydon Citizen on peace and anti-war activism in Croydon is at: https://thecroydoncitizen.com/history/croydons-peace-ballot-italian-invasion-abyssinia Croydon Peace Tree  is working with the Friends of Park Hill Park to raise awareness about this special day. The organisers would … Continue reading

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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists 24-27 October

  Wednesday 24 – Saturday 27 October. 7.30pm; Mat. Thursday and Saturday – 2pm The Townsend Theatre Productions present a one man magic show show based on the labour movement influential novel written by Robert Tressell and published in 1914. … Continue reading

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Croydon events & news at 10 September

Monday 10 September. 7.30pm. Democracy Roadshow The Democracy Roadshow led by MP Chris Williamson advocating greater member democracy in the Labour Party is in Croydon. Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Rd. For details of the campaign see: https://www.thedemocracyroadshow.org Thursday 14 September. … Continue reading

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Action against fascism and racism

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