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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.

Croydon Citizen June news

The June print issue of Croydon Citizen is now available. It contains my articles on: Do Croydon’s children and young people have enough space at home? Croydon’s Credit Union: a co-operative alternative to loan sharks Plus a full diary of … Continue reading

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Croydon events & news at 15 June

Wednesday 20 June. 9.30am. Public Transport Liaison Committee Town Hall  Topics: Mayor’s Transport Strategy, TfL Bus Review 2018, minimising noise at Thornton Heath bus garage, bus issues in Norbury, capacity of bus routes 166, 434, 463 & 633, diversion of … Continue reading

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History events & news at 15 June

Windrush Day magazine https://issuu.com/sugarmediaandmarketing/docs/windrush_magazine_10th_final_web?e=9482575/62247799 Previously listed dates: details at https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2018/06/05/history-events-news-at-5-june To Wednesday 25 July. Harry Jacob’s photographs exhibition Monday 18 June. 8pm. ADA – how Lord Byron’s daughter became the patron saint of computing Thursday June 21. 7.30pm.  Campaigning for … Continue reading

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Croydon’s retail crisis and other news

Council to hit homeless who do not accept support https://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/news/croydon-news/croydon-council-launches-town-centre-1649919 http://news.croydon.gov.uk/scp-steps-up-plans-to-help-stop-town-centre-begging Contrast this with the practical help provide by the Salvation Army. https://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/supporting-croydons-homeless-salvation-army As retail store chains collapse Council Leader welcomes new hope for Westfield Centre http://www.swlondoner.co.uk/council-leader-praises-impact-of-whitgift-centre-redevelopment But John Lewis … Continue reading

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History events & news at 5 June

My latest history blog postings: Diversity among the archives – 2 parts Wandsworth – 18th Century Powerhouse – 3 parts http://historyandsocialaction.blogspot.com To Wednesday 25 July. Harry Jacobs’ photographs exhibition Harry Jacobs, who started out as a high-street portrait photographer in … Continue reading

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Croydon events and news at 5 June

Banners of Peace  Monday 11 June. 6.30pm. Council Cabinet See preceding blog posting. Thursday 14 June. 10.30-1.30pm. Best Start Garden Party St Johns the Evangelist Church, 1 Sylvan Road, SE19 2RX . bus: 410) Come and say hello and help … Continue reading

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Ambitious Croydon obsessed with having more tower blocks

Croydon Council’s Cabinet meets on Monday 11 June and will adopt its new forward Ambitious for Croydon strategy. Dominating it is the obsession with approving housing regardless of quality and regardless of whether it is meeting housing need. The Planning … Continue reading

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