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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.

Second hand pamphlets and booklets for sale

Music & Song, North Lambeth History, Streatham History, West Norwood History, Other Lambeth History, Wandsworth History, Other South London History, Other London History, Alan Godfrey Old Ordnance Survey Maps, Miscellaneous, Library of Unwritten Books Music and Song Mary Ellen Brown … Continue reading

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Croydon Update 28 January

Town Centre Development Overview The Croydon Partnership Westfield developers are facing a £5m fine from the Council for failure to develop the Westfield project. £4m is to be spent on improvements to the High St. (Inside Croydon, Sutton & Croydon … Continue reading

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History Update 22 January

Wandsworth Museum Collections Labour Cllr Rex Osborn, a local historian in his own right, is the new lead on the Wandsworth Museum Collections, which are in storage at the former West Hill Library/Wandsworth Museum building. He has stated the Council … Continue reading

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Croydon Update 22 January

News Summary Tory Mayor Perry fails to get £20m levelling up money. (MyLondon, Inside Croydon) Superdrug lead sponsor for Croydon Stands Tall, Croydon BID and Wild In Art initiative for Borough of Culture. Marks & Spencer to set up store … Continue reading

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History Update 15 January

Tuesday 17 January. 7pm.  Five Russians in the North East of England From the 1880s until the Bolshevik revolution, Tyneside hosted a number of Russians who lived strange and sometimes dangerous lives. The first was an anarchist and aristocrat wanted … Continue reading

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Croydon Update 15 January

News Round up Council launches consultation on new street cleansing and waste collections contract. (https://news.croydon.gov.uk) Build-to-rent operator and developer Greystar has acquired Guildhouse Rosepride’s One Lansdowne Road site (Property Week) Co-op pulls out of local store development of former Beehive … Continue reading

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Black History Conversations 13 January

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History Update 8 January

Jane Austen And The King Of Skiffle, Wandsworth History, Slavery, Labour & Socialist History, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor & Postcript Remainder Books Jane Austen And The King Of Skiffle Corrina Readdioff discusses a folk favourite loved by Jane Austen and Abraham Lincoln. … Continue reading

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Croydon Update 8 January

News Summary, Events, Ruskin House Events, Community Singing, Legal Temporary Accommodation Project, Household Support Fund, Borough of Culture Debate, Neighbourhood Democracy News Summary Matthews Yard saved by £12,000 fundraising. (londonnewsonline) W H Smith to close at Whitgift Centre. (Inside Croydon) … Continue reading

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History Update 18 December

To 16 April 2023. Henry Moore: Drawing In The Dark  St Albans Museum and Gallery.  Linked book Drawing in the Dark: Henry Moore’s Coalmining Commission, by Chris Owen, London: Lund Humphreys, 2022. Reading Philip Boys. History Of Wandsworth Common December’s … Continue reading

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