Friday, June 08, 2012

New Cross Radical History Walk tomorrow

Some more details of tomorrow's free radical history walk from New Cross Gate, one of a series around London organised by Past Tense publications.

'The walk will start from the Hobgoblin at 2 pm, and will be go in a circular route to end up back at New Cross Gate after about an hour and a half. Main focus will be on New Cross Road/Deptford Broadway/Deptford High Street, we won't be including the Deptford riverside area on this occasion  - previously we've found it's a bit much to try and include the whole New Cross and Deptford area in one walk.

In terms of "radical history", we will be mainly be looking at places associated with different radical movements and people in that area - Chartists, the General Strike, Suffragettes, anti-fascists, socialists etc. Some new research findings will be shared, including the New Cross radical who got Karl Marx involved with the First International, and a coffee house in Deptford where anarchist meetings took place in the 1880s.

No doubt we will end up in the pub discussing the Secret History of Our Streets programme on Deptford!'

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