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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.

Dororthee In The 18th Century. 23 October. Exploring Sutton’s Black History

In the early 1700’s there were a handful of African Caribbeans in Sutton. They endured a precarious life of  indeterminate legal status and the possibility of freedom in England or a return to family and community but definite enslavement in … Continue reading

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Race In The Western World – Black History Month Event 23 October & The Black Poppy Rose

Black Poppy Rose The Knitting Norbury Together Group’s Remembrance Day Memorial Display has included the Black Poppy Rose. The significance of the Rose is explained in a video at the National Army Museum.

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Issues Involved In Croydon Council ‘s Decision To Draft Revised Constitution To Reflect Governance By Elected Mayor

At tomorrow’s Extraordinary Meeting Croydon Council will note ‘that a report will be brought to a future meeting of Full Council with the proposed constitutional and governance amendments to enable operation of the new governance model from 9th May 2022, … Continue reading

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Where Is Croydon Headed? & Update

Where is Croydon Headed? I wonder whether those readers of this blog who have tried to be constructive friends to Councillors in shaping policy and practices, feel like I do that Croydon is like the Titanic heading for the ice … Continue reading

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How To Support South West London Law Centres Development Of Advice And Social Justice

Monday 18 October. London Legal Walk South West London Law Centres staff and supporters are taking part in the annual London Legal Walk to raise money for its new crisis fund, to enable its clients to receive emergency support when … Continue reading

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History Update 15 October

Tuesday 26 – Thursday 28 October. Noon-5pm No Ordinary Book Shop event at The Graphic Studio, 1st Floor Unit 6G, 37 The Mall, Luton, LU1 2LJ, involving  Patrick Vernon and Angelina Osborne Authors of 100 Great Black Britons; Avril Nanton, author of Black … Continue reading

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Black History Month Events In The North East

African Lives in Northern England: From Roman Times to the 21st Century Sunday 17, Thursday 21 and Saturday 23 October. Launch Of Booklet This booklet, authored by the African Lives in Northern England project and edited by Beverley Prevatt Goldstein, … Continue reading

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Black in a Canadian School Zoom Today

Habiba is the daughter of Professor Afua Cooper at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Habiba studied at London University and launched her fistula  project when she was here. Afua came to London for the launch, and we both gave … Continue reading

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The Pot Holes In and Repairs Needed To The Road Towards A Mayor

Of the 21% who voted in the governance referendum yesterday: ·         47,165 voted for an elected mayor, and ·         only 11,519 voted to stay with the Leader/Cabinet model of governance ·         a majority of electors in every ward voted for … Continue reading

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History Update 5 October

October. Black History Month In Manchester http://www.racearchive.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/BHM-2021-And-Still-We-Rise-Programme-PDF.pdf October. Liverpool 8 Against Apartheid A display exploring some of the strong connections between Liverpool’s Black community, Nelson Mandela and the anti-apartheid movement. Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head Waterfront, L3 1DG October. Coming … Continue reading

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