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The Battle of Wood Green at 40: celebrate diversity 23rd April Turnpike Lane

In Uncategorized on April 9, 2017 by kmflett

Haringey TUC

contact Keith Flett 07803 167266

The festival to mark the 40th anniversary of the ‘Battle of Wood Green’ when anti-fascists protested against a march of the National Front from Ducketts Common, Turnpike Lane, is important as an historical commemoration. It is more important as an event that celebrates diversity and stands up to racism now.

Make a note in your diary, come along on the day and bring your friends and colleagues

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2 Responses to “The Battle of Wood Green at 40: celebrate diversity 23rd April Turnpike Lane”

  1. Hi Keith. Fabulous news about markinng the 40th anniversary at the Wood Green clash. I recall the day before the NF tried to march on Clifton Rise, New Cross (‘The Battle of Lewisham’). The outpouring of hostility the Black kids showed at our school, South East London Boys, has stayed with me. They made no bones about it, the NF were going to be met with force.

    I’m making a film about Lewisham 40 years ago and the build up fascist marches, violence and the backdrop of rising unemployment and Callaghan’s Social Contract. Would love to gather names of participants and eye witnesses alike, plus the pamphlet too. I’ll be there on Sunday. I can be contacted by email – harold.1066@btinternet.com or twitter, @_ilikefeet.
    Thanks
    Harold Wilson

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