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Croydon events and news at 18 November

Friday 14 December. 7.30pm. Spider’s Web film Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road,  CR0 1BD This documentary film, by Michael Oswald, shows how Britain transformed from a colonial power into a global financial power. At the demise of empire, the City … Continue reading

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Telling the Mayflower Story: Thanksgiving or Land Grabbing, Massacres & Slavery?

Book launch Friday 30 November at 5:30pm Launch of a Socialist History Society Publication UCL Institute of the Americas 51 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PN admission free, but registration is required… Authors: Danny Reilly & Steve Cushion Chair: Colin Prescod , Chair of the Institute of … Continue reading

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Islands and Isolation – BSECS Conference 4-6 January

Abolition, slavery, the Caribbean, convict transportation, proto-democracy are among the subjects of papers at panels in the annual Conference of the British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies 4-6 January. I am presenting two papers. Friday kicks off at 11.15am with … Continue reading

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Croydon’s Remembrance Sunday honours Black ex-service personnel

Second World War Jamaican RAF veteran Neil Flanigan laid a wreath during  Croydon’s  Remembrance Sunday events. Prior to the wreath laying ceremony at the Town Hall, Neil attended the Church service at Croydon Minster. Neil is full of praise for … Continue reading

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Stephen Bourne at Fawcett Society Conference 17 November

Stephen Bourne, the biographer of several black women,  is on one of the panels at this Saturday’s Fawcett Society Conference. For my Wandsworth readers Battersea resident, former Wandsworth Councillor and Slough MP, Fiona Mactaggart,  is the Chair of the Society. … Continue reading

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March Against Racism & Fascism 17 November

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History events and news at 12 November

New History & Social Action Publications Suffrage Campaigns & Campaigners in Croydon. Sean Creighton with Iona Davito and Louise Szpera. £3.50. The Wind From Peterloo. John Charlton, published with North East Labour History Society. £3 https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2018/10/31/remembering-peterloo Caroline Ganley Terence Chapman £8 … Continue reading

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