Monday, August 13, 2007

Lewisham '77

It is thirty years to the day since Lewisham residents came out in force to try and stop the National Front from marching through the borough. Although the march took place, the NF members were vastly outnumbered by local residents and anti-racist campaigners.
The official council commemoration of the events of '77 took place today with the unveiling of a plaque in front of a tree in Cornmill Gardens, which I attended.

Transpontine and friends have set up a blog, Lewisham '77, to share memories of the day and publicise other events planned.
I was only 3 years old when it all took place, and not living in Lewisham, but I am grateful to all those who stood their ground on that day and refused to let racists intimidate residents of the borough.

2 comments:

Jim Jay said...

Great picture - where did you find it?

Sue Luxton said...

Via a Google search which threw up: http://libcom.org/history/
1977-the-battle-of-lewisham