Labour Heritage & Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
invite you to:
A Commemoration of Alfred Linnell 1846-1887
On: Saturday 5 September 2015, 3pm – 5pm
Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, Southern Grove, London E3 4PX
(nearest Underground: Mile End & Bow Road)
Labour Heritage commissioned a slate in honour of Alfred Linnell for the centenary at the TUC of Bloody Sunday in November 1987. Working jointly with FoTHCP we have now erected a stone near the site of Linnell’s grave embedded with the slate and an inscription:
On Sunday 13 November 1887, ten thousand people
marched peacefully towards Trafalgar Square,
protesting against repression in Ireland and unemployment.
Police and troops beat them with truncheons. A week after
‘Bloody Sunday’ Alfred Linnell joined the gathering in
Trafalgar Square to protest against the authorities’ violence.
He was knocked down by a police horse and died on 2nd December.
Not one, nor thousands must they slay
But one and all if they would dusk the day.
Meet at the Soanes Centre, on the right as you enter via the main gates in Southern Grove, E3, in order to walk to the Memorial Stone.
Stan Newens & John Grigg, who have researched Linnell’s life, will give short talks.
Tea and refreshments will be provided by FoTHCP, followed by a tour of this historic Victorian Cemetery set in beautiful woodland, a site of nature conservation
Contact Linda for further details on:
shampan@btinternet or 0208 932 0165