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Walking Tours - Brick Lane Battlegrounds, 1970s

Saturday 10 March - Saturday 10 March

  • Time: 11:00 - 13:00
  • Days of Week: Saturday
  • Course Code: LN18214
  • Subject: London
  • Level: SUITABLE FOR ALL
  • Tutor: David Rosenberg
  • Max students: 25
  • Number of Sessions: 1
  • Status: Available/A
  • Cost: £14
  • Concs. : £11
The 1970s was a dramatic decade in East End history: decline on the docks, a changing population, new immigrants, renewed fascist activity, and blood on the streets. Struggles around housing and schools, new cultural expressions. There were old problems of poverty and exploitation, new problems on the horizon, but also a new energy and desire for progress. The Brick Lane area reflected these changes and became the battleground where many of these issues were fought out. This walk takes you through the events that took place locally in this tumultuous decade and the personalities involved.

The tour will leave from just inside the entrance to Altab Ali Park, on the corner of Whitechapel Road and Whitechurch Lane E1 7QR (nearest tube Aldgate East, District line and Hammersmith & City line). 

For more information about this course and what you will learn, see the course outline.

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