1 June 2017. Wandsworth 18thC Powerhouse
Talk as part of Wandsworth Heritage Festival
Wandsworth Town Centre Library, Garratt Lane, SW18
4-6 January 2017. British Society for 18thC Studies Annual Conference, Oxford
Talk: Wandsworth: 18thC Powerhouse
Chaired panel on the Black Atlantic
Organised and chaired roundtable discussion on Black Georgians
Clapham’s Radical and Mutual Past
On Tuesday 20 September 2016 I gave a talk about Clapham’s involvements in radical, labour and
socialist politics as well as mutual organisation in friendly societies and
in the 19th and early 20th centuries as part of Lambeth Heritage
I have posted up three blog items of the material I used at
Second-hand book items - see via link on left.
New HS&AP publications:
For the time being I am having short runs of pamphlets mainly written by me produced
rather than the glossy covered booklets so far as detailed on the left hand menu.
Titles are (in descending order of publication):
Labour Politics in Croydon 1880-1914
Croydon Radical History Monograph No. 1
£2 plus £1 postage
Radical Croydon 1860s-1939
An introduction to the history of Croydon's labour, radical and socialist movements
Croydon Radical History Monograph No. 2
£2 plus postage
Croydon's African and Asian History. An Introduction
Croydon Radical History Monograph No. 3
£2 plus postage
The Falcon Road Area - An Introductory History
(Falcon Rd is in Battersea)
Produced for the area Festival 2016
50p + £70 postage
Railwaymen and Brunswick House
A preliminary introduction based on a talk at LASSCO, September 2013
£1 plus 70p postage
ORGANISING TOGETHER IN LAMBETH
A Historical Review of Co-operative and Mutual Social Action
£2 + £1 postage (reprint)
To order please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you find something of interest on the site.
Up until early June 2014 I produced a regular diary of events and news that relate to my interests which is emailed to individuals and networks around the country. Sample copies are on request. In addition to a Diary of events of interest in London and elsewhere in the country, the main contents are on issues in Croydon, and general social action and history news and relevant news of Lambeth and Wandsworth. This diary has been replaced by the History & Social Action News and Events website:
Up until early June this blog site contained comment on social action, political and historical political issues and news and events. From June 2014 this site will only have posts of my comments on issues. http://historyandsocialaction.blogspot.co.uk. The other site http://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com contains news and events.
Battersea Community Audit
Croydon Citizen Postings
I comment on cultural, heritage and political issues in Croydon Citizen
To find my articles click on the most recent posting, and put 'Creighton' into the search box.
Croydon Radical History Network
I co-ordinate the Network.
First Newsletter January 2014: Why
a Radical History Network for Croydon?; Croydon Citizen Postings; Croydon’s
Labour Movement 1860s -1930s; Some Croydon People; Riot Damages 1887; An Introduction to Ruskin House; William Pare – Advocate of Co-operation; Croydon International Language Club
In June 2014 it organised a talk 'Local investment: Are private developers the only option?' by Andrew Fisher, author of the book The Failed Experiment – and how to build an economy that works.
The Network organised the following events in the Croydon Heritage Festival 21 June - 4 July:
Honouring Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and other black people through plaques talk: (with Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Network & Nubian Jak Community Trust)
Alfred Russel Wallace as Social Reformer talk (with South Croydon Community Association)
200 years a slave – Croydon and slavery talk (with Legacies of British Slave-ownership Project)
Look How Far We’ve Come (about racism) film (with Kwaku of British Black Music)
Freedom Riders (us Civil Rights) film (with Kush Films)
Second-hand books , pamphlets and journals for sale
See Books for sale in left hand column
See details by clicking on titles on left hand column.
Sean Creighton. John Archer. Battersea's Black Progressive & Labour Activist. £4 + £1 p&p
Sean Creighton. Politics and Culture. Paul Robeson in the UK in the UK. £2 +60p postage
Stephen Bourne & Esther Bruce. Esther Bruce. A Black London Seamstress. Her Story 1912-1994. £4 + 60p p&p
Penelope Corfield. Vauxhall. Sex and Entertainment. London's Pioneering Urban Pleasure Garden. (revised edition with new chapter). £5 + £1 p&p
Jeffrey Green. Coleridge-Taylor. A Centenary Celebration. £4 plus 60p p&p
Jon Newman. Battersea's Global Reach. The History of Price's Candles. £5 plus £1 p&p
Simon Potter. Carry On College. Sold out.
Jason Young. Mother Seacole. Short Story. £2 plus 60p p&p
Peter Kuenstler. Learning About Community (Oxford House Bethnal Green). £5 plus £1 p&p
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Croydon TUC and Assembly
I convened the TUC's working party on Croydon Council's Growth Plan in 2014, and on the planning group of Croydon Assembly which the TUC initiated, and convene its Economic development and housing working group. I am also a member of its Environment working group.
Heritage Wandsworth Partnership
It organises the Wandsworth Heritage Festival. I was a member of it and its representative on the Wandsworth Green Plaques Panel until October 2014, when I came off as part of re-organising my involvements.
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Network
I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge Taylor Network. Full details including the newsletters can be seen on
As part of Norbury History Event in the Croydon Heritage Festival (see above) I gave a talk about Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.
North East Slavery & Abolition Group
I am the Group's Co-ordinator. It was set up to continue the work of the Tyne & Wear 2007 Tyne & Wear Remembering Slavery Project for which I was Archive Mapping & Research Officer. The Group's newsletters can be seen on:
North East Popular Politics and People's History Projects
I was the Project's Archive Mapping & Research Co-ordinator (paid project worker to end March 2013 with HLF funding) and unpaid from March 2013 until 2014 when a new non-funded North East Peoples History Project started. Details about NEPPP can be seen on: www.nelh.org. Its Project database is at www.ppp2010.co.uk. I now advise the follow-up project North East People's History Project.