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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 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 news at 9 March

Croydon’s social media, Tech City and Borough of Culture debates News in Brief Croydon Citizen March print issue now out. Underfunding increases Croydon schools class sizes. (Croydon Advertiser. 8 March) Fairfield Halls Director becomes Chair of Croydon … Continue reading

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Croydon events from 10 March

Saturdays 10 & 17 March. 7pm. See Mercury Croydon Astronomical Society is opening its observatory at Kenley airport to let members of the public see Mercury. Sunday 11 March. 8 pm. Dave Marshall and Singers’ Night Ruskin Folk & … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick debate 15 March

Views about Brick by Brick are divided. Those totally against it. Those who support it regardless of where the schemes are built because  we need housing,  housing, housing. Those who agree that the Council should have its own development company … Continue reading

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Croydon Rotary & Broadmead Primary Back Purple Pinkie for Polio

Broadmead pupils with Club President Peter Spalding (with chain) and Club member John Cheetham on the right 23rd February celebrated the founding of Rotary in 1905 by Paul Harris and is therefore designated as Rotary Day. This year across Rotary … Continue reading

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Croydon Assembly upgrades its website

Croydon Assembly has improved its website. National Union of Education members panel on school cuts (c) Peter Arkell You can download the Assembly’s Local Election Manifesto from the site, the views of the working groups on education at its … Continue reading

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Croydon Votes for Women Banners on Parade at March4Women

(c) Museum of Croydon Banners made by the Museum of Croydon to commemorate the winning of the Parliamentary vote for women aged 30 and over in February 1918 were on the March4Women demonstration from the Houses of Parliament to Trafalgar … Continue reading

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With over 4,200 members Croydon Credit holds AGM on 21 March

Since starting its online membership in January 2016 Croydon Plus Credit Union has signed over 1,400 (32%+) of its members have signed up to manage their accounts on line. All members get their  opportunity to meet together at the AGM … Continue reading

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