London Rebel History Calendar - September 2017

 

Tenants barricade flats against eviction during St Pancras Rent Strike, 1960.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Aaah,
September - for swearing, sabbath
breaking &
robbing the rich...
     

1

1783: Escaped prisoners from transport ship fight
constables, Saffron Hill.

2

The War
Propaganda Bureau
formed, to sell WW1 better
to cannon fodder, 1914.

3

Attacks on Jews in London accompany king Richard I's coronation, 1189.

4

Violet Jones fined for
posing as a man to marry Joan Lee, Greenwich, 1954.

5

Staines, 1733: Richard
Violet bars aristocratic hunters from his land: 'I am king in my own grounds'.

6

Mob of sailors gather
in Whitechapel to rescue four 'disorderly women' sent to Bridewell, 1763.

7

One day strike paralyses
the underground, 2010.

8

Nude demo
in Selfridges, demanding release of naked protestor Steve Gough, 2003.

9

King & queen
booed when visiting East End Blitz damage, 1940.

10

Strike in London
print trade ends with pay rises all round, 1889

11

Roger Crab, mad
civil war sectary, pioneering
veggie & prophet,
dies, Stepney, 1680.

12

Charles Moor
hanged for
breaking
out of workhouse
to rob rich man's gaff, 1707.

13

London Levellers present another petition after the House of Commons ignores one 2 days before, 1647.

14

Savoy Hotel occupied
by Communists demanding deep air raid shelters, 1940.

15

1500 teddyboys riot,
Elephant & Castle, 1956

16

Stock market crashes, 1992 ('Black Wednesday').

17

Marx n Engels leave
German Workers
Educational Association/Communist League, 1850,
rejecting its
utopianism.

18

Council of State
orders arrest of
signatories to Lilburne's 'Outcry
of the young men and apprentices'
, 1649.

19

Illegal attempt to hold Southwark
Fair repressed by constables, 1763.

20

John Jennings due to be hanged for swearing and
Sabbath breaking, 1693 (may
have been
reprieved).

21

Rent strikers demo
at St Pancras Town Hall
attacked by cops, 1960.

22

Riots in London, after House of Lords defeats Reform Bill, 1831.

23

Veteran reform
agitator Major John
Cartwright dies,
St Pancras, 1824.

24

1893: A conference of
London anarchists held, Grafton Hall, Mayfair.

25

Lollard leader
Sir John Oldcastle
convicted as heretic, 1413.

26

Hampstead
Conservative Association
firebombed, 1970.

27

1000s of brewery workers join national protest
against alcohol licensing
bill, Hyde Park, 1908.

28

Failed
Black Liberation Army robbery begins Spaghetti House Siege, 1975.

29

'Donovan' (ancestor of crap 60s folksinger?) nicked for writing/selling anti-govt songs and libels, 1736.

 

30

PC William
Aldridge
dies from
fractured skull
after being
stoned by
a mob, Deptford 1839.