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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's 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.

Selhurst Community Ideas Fair 25 March

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New Questions on Libraries for Lambeth

(c) Chris Riddell Research by local people under the new “People’s Audit” legislation* is starting to uncover the real story behind Lambeth council’s bizarre scheme to gut four of its 10 libraries and spend millions installing gyms in some of … Continue reading

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The story of the Grunwick Strike 1976-78 ends 26 March

We are the lions: The story of the Grunwick Strike 1976-78 Monday to Friday (9am-8pm); Saturday and Sunday (10am – 5pm) Ends Sunday 26 March Led by Asian women the Grunwick strike challenged stereotypes, changed trade unions and inspired others … Continue reading

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British Black History events & news at 19 March

See 22 March talk Monday, 20 March. 6.45 for 7.15pm. Seretse Khama and the making of Botswana Botswana is not just the land of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, but of Seretse Khama, hero of the film A United … Continue reading

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History Events Across South West London from 20 March

Monday, 20 March. 6.45 for 7.15pm. Seretse Khama and the making of Botswana Botswana is not just the land of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, but of Seretse Khama, hero of the film A United Kingdom. Chief from the … Continue reading

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Croydon Events & News at 18 March

Monday 20 March. 6pm.  Made in Croydon Social Byte Café, 75-77 High St. https://www.facebook.com/events/1854080911482316 Tuesday 21 March. 6pm. Cycle Forum Town Hall. No agenda posted on Council website. Tuesday 21 March. 6.30pm. Council Health & Social Care Scrutiny Committee   … Continue reading

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Concert for Croydon Mind 29 April

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