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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 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 Update 31 July

Sunday 1 August. Emancipation Day See Emancipation Day Matters? Materiality and Cultural Contestation in Jamaica via the UWI Museum YouTube livestream  Sunday 1 August. 7pm. The Masque of Anarchy Actress Maxine Peake reads Shelley’s poem. Monday 9 – Friday … Continue reading

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Deprivation & Poverty Issues Loom Over Croydon

It is ten years since the disorders triggered by the shooting of Marc Duggan. Croydon was badly affected. A study in today’s The Guardian ‘A tinderbox of tensions still in place’ has a map of Croydon. It shows the Borough … Continue reading

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Croydon Update 31 July

To  8 August. Big Butterfly Count Monday 2 August. 3 Libraries Expand Offer Bradmore Green, Sanderstead and Shirley libraries will be opening their doors to allow browsing, computer access and study spaces two days a week. Saturday 7 … Continue reading

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Call For Croydon Black History Month Activities

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Ruskin House Folk & Blues Festival 7 August

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The Green Credentials of Eurostar Discussion 4 August

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Marc Wadsworth Paid Compensation By Jewish Chronicle And Helps Establish New Black Led Anti-racist Alliance The Liberation Movement

On 22 July Croydon based anti-racism campaigner Marc Wadsworth won his libel case against The Jewish Chronicle, with the newspaper agreeing to pay “substantial compensation” and issue an apology. The main news media have failed to report it. Other media … Continue reading

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Tooting’s Sprout Gallery Community Arts Loan Scheme

Further details at:—sprout39s-artloan-event What an excellent initiative. Can the idea be copied elsewhere?

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Croydon Planning Committee And Infrastructure Funding Gap Up-dates

Planning Committee Thursday 29 July 6pm 116 Reddown Road,  Coulsdon Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of two 3 storey terraced blocks comprising 8 3 bedroom dwelling houses. 289 objections, including East Coulsdon Residents Association. It has raised concerns about … Continue reading

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Croydon Financial Crisis & Governance Up-date

On Monday 26 July the Croydon Council Cabinet will be considering a number of aspects of the progress with tackling the financial crisis and governance changes: £4.m overspend in May, extra funding for rough sleepers, the new Housing Improvement Board, … Continue reading

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