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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.

History events & news at 12 July

Croydon’s Black African & Caribbean History Before the Windrush An Introduction by Sean Creighton. £3 + £1.32 postage To order through Paypal go to: https://sites.google.com/site/historysocialaction  Saturday 7 September. 11am-3pm. Local Women Making History: here, there and everywhere We are inviting stories, poems, … Continue reading

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Croydon Unite Retired members call for improvements to meeting older people’s housing needs

 Croydon Unite Retired Members Branch is calling for the London Mayor to appoint a Deputy responsible for the needs of older people to ensure their interests are properly taken into account across the portfolios of all the other Deputy Mayors. … Continue reading

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Croydon events and news at 12 July

Contents: Events in South Norwood & Ruskin House; Beddington Incinerator Fire; Saffron Tower empty flat;  Coppice Yard development; Fairfield Halls; Park Hill Park project; campaign for directly elected Mayor; Contacts in Council Environmental Services; Update on the Licensed Landlord Scheme … Continue reading

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Transforming Construction into a Green Industry

  SYMPOSIUM:  TRANSFORMING CONSTRUCTION INTO A GREEN INDUSTRY DATE:       Thursday 18 July 2019, 10.30am -17:00pm VENUE:    Room CG28, University of Westminster Marylebone Campus, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS (opposite Madame Tussaud and diagonal from Baker Street tube station) As the … Continue reading

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Croydon news at 5 July: Retired Unite rejects referendum for directly elected Mayor and building on neighbourhood green spaces, and comments on Council’s new Digital Strategy

Sunday 7 July. 6pm.  Vigil for victims of violence at Thornton Heath Pond https://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/17752633.croydon-community-group-hold-vigil-victims-violence Tuesday 9 July. 6.30pm.  Putting Pressure on the Transport Providers  in Croydon Councillors have the chance to put pressure on the rail industry in Croydon to … Continue reading

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15 July. 6pm. Let’s make Croydon Council declare a climate and ecological emergency

From Extinction Rebellion website Extinction Rebellion Croydon is holding a noisy action outside the Croydon Council meeting  on Monday 15 July to coincide with the presentation of its petition. ‘Let’s make Croydon Council declare a climate and ecological emergency! Thanks … Continue reading

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Nubian Jak unveils plaque to Phillis Wheatley 16 July

In June 1773, Phillis Wheatley visited England to begin the promotion of her soon to be published book – Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral. In July 1773, she met the publishers, Archibald Bell Booksellers, to see the finished manuscript … Continue reading

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