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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.

The Amazing Life Of Olaudah Equiano

Programme made by Croydon’s Marc Wadsworth.

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The Bizarre Story Of Croydon’s Digital Information Bus Shelters

This is the response I received to my complaint about the failure to publicise the timetable for the installation of the new digital information bus shelters. ‘Thank you for your letter concerning the bus shelter installation programme. Our concessionaire partner, … Continue reading

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Croydon Update 15 May

Tuesday 24 May.  4pm. The Amazing Life of Olaudah Equiano Croydon resident Marc Wadsworth’s programme on Equiano, the 18thC leading black campaigner  for the abolition the slave trade and slavery and for parliamentary reform  is being broadcast by BBC Radio … Continue reading

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Croydon Council Enters No Overall Control With Tory Mayor With Tiny Personal Majority

Given the continuing crisis the result of the Croydon Council elections is probably  the best result possible. No Party is in overall control. With 34 seats Labour is the largest party, with the Conservatives having 32, and the Liberal Democrats … Continue reading

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Croydon Update 7 May- Jason Perry Elected Mayor

Jason Perry Elected Mayor By  Less Than 600 Votes First preference results for the candidates was as follows: Richard Michael Howard (LIB DEM) – 9967 Farah London (TAKING THE INITIATIVE PARTY) – 5768 Winston McKenzie (IND) – 1324 Gavin Palmer … Continue reading

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Earlsfield History Events

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History Update, inc.Mary Seacole Debate

Monday 9 May. 7.30-21.30pm. Streatham Choral Rehearses Coleridge-Taylor St Leonard’s Church, London, SW16 1HS First rehearsal of the Choir’s summer term. If you’d like to try us out, and come along – you get 2 free sessions before you need … Continue reading

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David Lean Cinema May Programme

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Why Croydon Electors Should Not Vote Tory

An argument in the national discussion on local election voting suggests that anger over the cost of living crisis, Partygate and failure to protect care homes during the COVID crisis, should not affect voting in the Council elections on May 5, as the election are … Continue reading

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Croydon Up-date 30 April

May Events http://nowcroydon.uk My posting on the cultural crisis is listed as a top read among the local news and blog media tracked by Now Croydon. Croydon FM Radio http://www.croydonfm.com/schedule Help raise money for South West London Law Centre. https://londonlegalsupporttrust.enthuse.com/pf/south-west-london-law-centreContinue reading

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