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Cable Street

My father and I spoke at the event that commemorated the 70th anniversary of what's come to be known as 'The Battle of Cable Street'. It was when the leader of the British Union of Fascists planned to march through what was then a largely Jewish quarter of London, the East End. Several hundred thousand people - including my Mum and Dad - assembled in the area to stop the Fascists coming. It turned into a 'battle' because the police of the day tried to force a route through. You can read more about the history of the day itself here:

. . . and here are some photos from the event last month . . .



It was a great day with music, food, bookstalls, exhibitions and a great chance for people to talk and reminisce.





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