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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.

BCA invited to join Windrush Cross Government Working Group

Black Cultural Archives has been invited by the Home Secretary to join the new Windrush Cross Government Working Group. The following statement by Dawn Hill, CBE, Chair of the Board of Trustees, has been issued by BCA. ‘We have accepted … Continue reading

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Chineke! And Other Cultural Leaders Call On Prime Minister To Act Not Review

In a powerful letter to the Prime Minister, Chi-chi Nwanoku of the Chineke! Foundation and others across the British cultural world, are calling for action not another BAME review . The signatures are leading figures across the arts, including Julia … Continue reading

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Croydon Update 20 June

Overview As lockdown eased last Monday Council leader Tony Newman has praised Croydon shoppers for adhering to social distancing. The Council has set up a new fund to help freelancers  working in the creative industries. Fairfield Halls will remain closed … Continue reading

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Black History Now High On the Agenda

The world wide Black Lives Matters campaign following the murder of George Floyd, the toppling of the Colston statue in Bristol and the Oriel College decision to remove the Cecil Rhodes statue, and the ongoing Windrush Scandal, have ensured that … Continue reading

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The Legacies of Slavery And The Hostile Environment

‘The shadows of the history of slavery follow us all. The present moment demands that we maintain active and informed dialogue on the roots of that history and its manifold endurances.’ – Matthew Smith, the new Director of the Centre … Continue reading

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Croydon COVID-19 News 14 June

Lockdown Easing Starts Monday As lockdown eases from Monday (15 June) Council Leader Tony Newman explains the measures the Council is taking to support staying safe: ‘In the town and district centres, new signage, pavement stencils and one-way systems for … Continue reading

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Grenfell Tower Anniversary 14 June

  Croydon Council Leader Tony Newman says: ‘On Sunday night Croydon Town Hall will be lit green to commemorate the third anniversary of the Grenfell tragedy. We will remember those who lost their lives and their loved ones, and all … Continue reading

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Croydon, Black Lives Matters, Memorialisation and the Curriculum

Overview The support for the Black Lives Matters and for improved Black and Colonial History understanding is growing in the Borough reflected in the call by Councillor Louise Woodley for slavery and colonial history to be added to the school … Continue reading

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Croydon General & History News 13 June

Overview Apart from two Councillor changes of role, general new remains quiet. Legacy is to receive an extra £150,000, more detail is available on the remodding of East Croydon Station, digital starts ups continue to grow, SDS has launched a … Continue reading

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Black History News

Black British History has taken centre stage with the Black Lives Matter protests across Britain about the murder of George Floyd in the Divided States, ad the pulling down of the Colston statute in Bristol. There has been enormous media … Continue reading

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