Category Archives: History

Our Cycling Suffragette history talk, Colliers Wood, Jul 21


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Rare suffragette’s Hunger Strike medal is set to be auctioned

In the centenary year of women in Britain first getting the vote, TV auction expert Catherine Southon is staging a sale in Croydon where the leading lot is a wonderful archive of one suffragette’s fight for the cause, including a … Continue reading

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Kenley Revival Project airfield family history tour, Aug 1

Take a two-mile guided tour with the Kenley Revival learning officer to find out more about RAF Kenley’s significant Battle of Britain history. Hear the stories of real people that worked and lived at RAF Kenley during World War II, … Continue reading

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Guided tour of Kenley’s Battle of Britain airfield, Jul 30

Join the Kenley Revival Project manager on a tour of Kenley airfield, learn about RAF Kenley’s significant Battle of Britain history and hear about the conservation, preservation and restoration of one of Britain’s finest examples of “Impermanent Architecture”. The special … Continue reading

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Cinema backs Kenley history project with Battle of Britain film

As the Royal Air Force marks its centenary today with a spectacular fly-past over the capital, the David Lean Cinema volunteers and the people behind the Kenley history project are combining their efforts to mark one of the most heroic … Continue reading

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It’s Southgate v MP Jones in a battle of half-time team talks

Who gives the better half-time talk: Gareth Southgate or Sarah Jones MP? Those attending today’s annual Blues and Jazz Festival staged in the gardens of Ruskin House will be able to judge for themselves the answer to that question. The … Continue reading

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Planning chair votes twice to thwart Sunny Bank residents

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE watched last night’s council planning committee, so you wouldn’t have to… Paul Scott, the Labour-run council’s chair of the planning committee, last night allowed himself to vote twice to push through a housing scheme in … Continue reading

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