Author Archives: seancreighton1947

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.

History events at 29 April

Tuesday 2 May.  7-9pm. Hunting The Hun. Talk by Liz O’Donnell, Rosie Serdiville and Silvie Fisch discuss the project about the lives of people from German communities and their relations to the indigenous population in the North East of England … Continue reading

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1 May and campaigning for workers safety and rights

(From Organising Committee website) Monday 1 May. 12 noon. Annual May Day March Many Croydon trade unionists will be supporting Monday’s annual 1 May March. Assemble Clerkenwell Green. 12 noon. March to Trafalgar Square 1 pm. Fighting Austerity – Fighting … Continue reading

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Croydon news at 29 April

The threat to Croydon Uni A&E The outcome of the General Election will determine whether the NHS continues to be deprived of resources, face increased privatisation and accelerated hospital closures. The defence of Croydon University Hospital A&E from potential closure … Continue reading

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Croydon Events at 29 April

Tuesday 2 May. 10.30–12.30pm. What does good public engagement look like? Speakers: John Mcdonnell, MP; Mark Serwotka, PCS General Secretary; Kiri Tunks, NUT Vice-President;and from the RMT Southern, BECTU cinemas, and ECHR disputes, UNITE and on behalf of migrant workers. … Continue reading

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Scrutinising the Fairfield Halls Contract and the Cabinet System

The Tories rightly referred to the Scrutiny Committee the decision of the Leader to select as preferred bidder BH Live as the manager of the Fairfield Halls. Unfortunately this special meeting does not appear to have been webcast as it … Continue reading

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KOSH on South West London’s NHS funding crisis 22 May

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Croydon Parks Funding Starts

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