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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.

Croydon Assembly 24 June

CROYDON ASSEMBLY RUSKIN HOUSE, 23 COOMBE ROAD, CROYDON CRO1BD SATURDAY, 24 JUNE 12.30- 4.30pm  (Doors open 12 noon) Campaigning on health, education, housing, benefits, employment rights, pensions, social care and the right of communities to have a voice, now has the … Continue reading

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History Talks by Sean Creighton week of 26 June

Battersea Power Station construction workers from organiser’s website Tuesday 27  June. 6pm. Memories of working life in Nine Elms In the seventeenth century Battersea began to attract a steady flow of trades. It was along the riverfront, especially Nine Elms, … Continue reading

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Croydon events and news at 20 June

Park consultations There will be public consultations in the six parks chosen by the Council to look in detail at management and improvement issues. 24 June: Ashburton Park 1 July: Park Hill 9 July: Lloyd Park 29 July: South Norwood … Continue reading

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Croydon Council rejects Freedom of Information requests about Local Plan

Today Croydon Citizen has published by views on the Planning Inspector should reject the Local Plan (Partial Review) submitted to him for examination and on which he held public hearings last month. https://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/inspector-reject-croydons-local-plan I have also received from the Council’s … Continue reading

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50 years of Conservation Areas and their future

The Civic Amenities Act, with its powers to designate Conservation Areas, came into force on 27 July 1967. There are now 10,000 conservation areas, and new areas as well as extensions of existing areas are still being designated. The work of … Continue reading

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History events etc in London at 19 June

To Monday 17 July. Future of Gas holder on Greenwich Peninsula consultation https://consultations.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/KMS/dmart.aspx?strTab=PublicDMart&PageType=item&DMartId=895 Thursday 22 June. 2-4pm. African and Caribbean War Memorial Unveiling This Nubian Jak Community Trust plinth honours the contribution made by African and Caribbean Military Servicemen and Servicewomen … Continue reading

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Durham Miners Gala Week History Programme 1 – 7 July

Miners’ Hall, Red Hills, Flass Street, Durham City, DH1 4BE. All events and activities are open to everyone and are free. Saturday 1 July. 10am – 3pm. Redhills Open Day Come share and celebrate Durham’s mining heritage. Explore the ‘Pitman’s Parliament’ … Continue reading

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