Tag Archives: Croydon

History events at 22 May

Wednesday 23 May. 7pm. Black Tudors: Three Untold Stories Talk by Miranda Kaufmann about three Africans living in Tudor England – a diver employed by Henry VIII to recover guns from the wreck of the Mary Rose, a Moroccan woman … Continue reading

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History events & news at 17 May

Saturday 19 May.  7.30pm.  Salt-pork and Daguerreotypes: unpacking the evidence from 1848 Talk by David Steele’s  looking at the numbers – how many Chartists were on Kennington Common on 10 April 1848, how many troops were to be stationed in London and for how long. … Continue reading

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Black History Month – additional news and events

See previous listings in https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2017/09/27/black-history-month-events-and-other-news Black History Month Magazine Patrick Vernon has done a first class job compiling and editing the new Black History Month magazine. On the 30th Anniversary of the start of BHM it contains reflections by a … Continue reading

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History Events London

Croydon National History & Scientific Society  Monday 16 January. 7.45pm. Jane Austen – People and Places Talk by Sylvia Solarski on aspects of Austen’s life in London, Surrey and some of the other Home Counties. Monday 23 January. 7.45pm. Beddington … Continue reading

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History Events & News at 10 January

Sub-headings: Black History Events; Popular Politics Events; Labour Party History Events, Miscellaneous Events; 40th Anniversary of death of Paul Robeson; Easter Rising 1916 Events; Croydon History; Black History; The Cult of the Succulent Savoury Black History Events Tuesday 16 February. 5.15pm. … Continue reading

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The Empire Needs Men Exhibition

Stripped to the waist and sweated chest Midday’s reprieve brings much-needed rest From trenches deep toward the sky. Non-fighting troops and yet we die. – extract from The Black Soldier’s Lament by George A. Borden 28 June 1914, this date is a … Continue reading

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17 February Croydon Cabinet: Budget, Transport and Purley Pool

The main business of the 17 February Croydon Council Cabinet meeting will be the 2015/16 budget and the financial strategy through to 2019.  In addition it will be asked to note the ‘decision to keep Purley swimming pool open, to … Continue reading

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