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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 2 November

Events in Croydon Libraries Croydon_Libraries_Whats_on_Guide_Oct-Dec_2017 Saturday 4 November. 11am-1pm.  Sing in the Park Friends of Addiscombe Railway Park celebrates Black History with a ParkArtS event led Catherine Pestano Meet in the Community Orchard at 11am (East India Way entrance) 4 … Continue reading

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Croydon events and news at 28 October

Wednesdays. 7.45 for 8pm start. Croydon Camera Club Shirley Methodist Church Hall, Eldon Ave, CR0 8SD New members welcome Monday 30 October. 6.30pm. Council meeting Tuesday 31 October. 6.30pm. Council Scrutiny & Oversight Committee  Fairfield Halls Update and … Continue reading

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Lost Woman of Jazz plaque project

.Sadie Crawford was a jazz pioneer, featured a few years ago in a BBC Radio 4 programme ‘The Lost Women of British Jazz’. She is believed to be the first British female musician to play with visiting American jazz musicians … Continue reading

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Memorial 2007 lecture 5 December

The Charity has two main objectives: –  To educate the British public on the history of the enslaved and their fight for freedom.  To erect a permanent national memorial in London to remember enslaved Africans and their descendants. The lecture … Continue reading

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Croydon Winter Festival 8 December to 2 January

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Call Mr Robeson returns to Croydon 24 November

  Tayo Aluko’s brilliant portrayal of Paul Robeson returns to Croydon on Friday 24 November at Stanley Halls. The show was the final performance at the Warehouse Theatre when it closed due to being stabbed in the back by the … Continue reading

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Black & Asian History events in Croydon & Sutton


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