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Carry On in London Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th December 1983 Bomb attack on Harrod's war house in London, 5 killed, 94 injured

17th December 1942 Allies in London sentence German war criminals

17th December 1936 Singer Tommy Steele, born in Bermondsey, London.go to related location

17th December 1891 Born today: Robertson Hare, London England, actor (Our Girl Friday, Banana Ridge)

Notting Hill Race Riots



Notting Hill Race Riots

The source of the so-called 1958 Notting Hill 'race riots'.

Location: Latimer Road, London

Description: It is popularly believed that the Notting Hill race riots began here on the night of Saturday August 20th when a 400-strong crowd of white men, many of them Teds, attacked houses occupied by West Indians.

Among the victims was Majbritt Morrison, a young white Swedish bride of a Jamaican. She was pelted with stones, glass and wood, and struck in the back with an iron bar as she tried to get home.

The internal police witness statements provide graphic evidence of the motives of the mobs - at one point crowds several thousand strong roamed the streets of Notting Hill, breaking into homes and attacking any West Indian they could find.

The real cause and course of events is disputed now, and the modern day carnival is a spin-off from a fund-raising scheme for youths arrested in the riots.

Tagged in this Tour: The London Riots Tour

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Notting Hill Race Riots

The source of the so-called 1958 Notting Hill 'race riots'.


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