EAST END RADICAL HISTORY PUB CRAWL
Saturday 31st January 5pm
A guided history tour / pub crawl supporting traditional local boozers.
1: Salmon and Ball (5pm)
2: Marquis Of Cornwallis (6pm)
3: Pride Of Spitalfields (7pm)
4: White Hart (7:45pm)
5: Good Samaritan (8:45pm)
6: The George Tavern (10pm)
“Beginning with the sepia faded images of boxers hanging on the walls of the Salmon & Ball (5pm), the former meeting place of Mosley’s fascists, where outside gallows once executed rioting Weavers. Along the market of Bethnal Green Road, pass original Pie and Mash shops, where the 43 Group began their fight back against anti-semitism, into the Marquis Of Cornwallis (6pm). Up St. Matthews Row seeing the Krays final resting place, old faded British Movement graffiti still visible on the school walls, rotting memories reminding us of the scars of the past. Fast forward into the future, into Cheshire Street, the number one place to buy your Dr. Martens, while the invading gentrification glares at us like the growing gap between rich and poor. Sifting our way through the trendies of Brick Lane, the sound of former sweatshops, Huguenots in Banglatown, the National Front being physically defeated by anti-fascists in the 1970’s. Down Heneage Street, villians garrotting each other amongst loose women going for cut price, into the Pride Of Spitalfields (7pm). Onto Whitechapel High Street, dodging Jack The Ripper tours, where scab trucks heading to Wapping were once attacked by strikers, into the White Hart (7:45pm) a regular for the visitors of Freedom Bookshop. Passing Itchychoo Park, the resting place of Charles 1st executioner, down Fieldgate Street and the London Action Resource Centre, a former anarchist school from the 1920’s, coincidently bought by those involved in Reclaim The Streets from the 90’s. Pass the doss house of George Orwell, Jack London and Stalin Into the Good Samaritan (8:45pm) to ponder the whereabouts of John Merrick’s bones. Enter Sidney Street ducking the Latvian anarchists bullets from the 1911 Siege, pass the former Jubilee Street Club hearing the echoes of radical Yiddish poetry recitals, ending in The George Tavern (10pm) to reminisce about the old Sutton Street Squat.”
TIMES HIGHLY LIKELY TO CHANGE!!
THE NEXT FILM SCREENINGS:
AND LAST BUT BY NO MEANS LEAST….
Whitechapel Anarchist Group PUBLIC MEETING:
THURSDAY 15TH JANUARY 7:30PM. London Action Resource Centre (LARC) 62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, E1 1ES. Since the group was founded at the end of October 2008 it has written, produced and distributed it’s first free sheet, over 2000 copies, as well as being in involved in a number of other events. Lets hope this momentum builds into a positive and productive 2009.
See you there!