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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.

Mrs Thrale & Dr Johnson 10 July

Cassie’s talk in the Wandsworth Heritage Festival in June 2012 at the Furzedown Project, which I organised, with Professor Penny Corfield chairing, was first rate. Cassie was then a PhD student at Leeds University. I was delighted to put Tooting … Continue reading

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Croydon events & news at 25 June

Tuesday 26 June. 6pm. Cycle Forum at Town Hall On Saturday a young cyclist was riding along using his mobile. Another went through pedestrian red lights just missing someone about the cross. This kind of stupid behaviour is typical of … Continue reading

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Kennington Chartism Day 7 July

Further details at july7th.eventbrite.co.uk Includes  Chartist Question Time: Panel discussion on the legacy of the Chartist movement in the politics of today with Journalist and activist Paul Mason I will be running a bookstall at this event.  

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Croydon Citizen June news

The June print issue of Croydon Citizen is now available. It contains my articles on: Do Croydon’s children and young people have enough space at home? Croydon’s Credit Union: a co-operative alternative to loan sharks Plus a full diary of … Continue reading

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Croydon events & news at 15 June

Wednesday 20 June. 9.30am. Public Transport Liaison Committee Town Hall  Topics: Mayor’s Transport Strategy, TfL Bus Review 2018, minimising noise at Thornton Heath bus garage, bus issues in Norbury, capacity of bus routes 166, 434, 463 & 633, diversion of … Continue reading

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History events & news at 15 June

Windrush Day magazine https://issuu.com/sugarmediaandmarketing/docs/windrush_magazine_10th_final_web?e=9482575/62247799 Previously listed dates: details at https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2018/06/05/history-events-news-at-5-june To Wednesday 25 July. Harry Jacob’s photographs exhibition Monday 18 June. 8pm. ADA – how Lord Byron’s daughter became the patron saint of computing Thursday June 21. 7.30pm.  Campaigning for … Continue reading

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Croydon’s retail crisis and other news

Council to hit homeless who do not accept support https://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/news/croydon-news/croydon-council-launches-town-centre-1649919 http://news.croydon.gov.uk/scp-steps-up-plans-to-help-stop-town-centre-begging Contrast this with the practical help provide by the Salvation Army. https://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/supporting-croydons-homeless-salvation-army As retail store chains collapse Council Leader welcomes new hope for Westfield Centre http://www.swlondoner.co.uk/council-leader-praises-impact-of-whitgift-centre-redevelopment But John Lewis … Continue reading

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