Commemorating Alfred Linnel – 5 September


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.

William Morris

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


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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