Author Archives: seancreighton1947

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.

Croydon up date 17 January

Katie Gliddon – Museum exhibition Purley Tower Legal Challenge Government Planning Reform Consultation The Government consultation on planning reform ended on 14 January. I put in a personal submission – see here: planning reform consultation submission – other … Continue reading

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Croydon Local Studies Talks and Exhibitions to end of April

Saturday 12 – Thursday 31 January.  MC Mireille as Artist in Residence including Artist Talk* on 12 January Museum of Croydon, Croydon Clocktower. See flier here: dont believe the papers moc lr  Tuesday 15 January  20.00. ESFHS Mills of the … Continue reading

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New Year – New Priorities

This New Year is  one of change for me. I will be spending much less time on Croydon affairs to concentrate on my history project priorities. My blog postings will be less often and shorter. To keep up with Croydon … Continue reading

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What should we be remembering from 1919?

Soldiers revolts inc: 3 January – soldiers blockade Folkestone harbour in protest against being returned to France 4-5 March – Kinmel Park revolt by Canadian troops awaiting repatriation 17 June – Canadian troops protest at Epsom Race Riots, inc. 23 January … Continue reading

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History news and events in 2019

History & Social Action Publications To order items go to and click on the Paypal link. Key dates in 2019 Sunday 27 January. Holocaust Remembrance Day Saturday 2 March. International Women’s Day Peterloo Massacre There will be a lot of … Continue reading

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Developing Croydon’s Voluntary & Community Strategy consultation

Croydon Council is developing a strategy to guide its work with voluntary and community sector organisations and groups in Croydon. It has put a survey for organisations about the issues that are important to  organisations on its website  for completion … Continue reading

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Croydon Development & other news at 15 December

Development News College scuppers Brick by Brick College Green scheme and Inside Croydon continues its critique of the company Councillors admit ‘being whipped’ on Planning Youth perspective on Croydon regeneration Modular Towers Construction speeding along reading

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