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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd September 1941 General de Gaulle forms French government in exile in London.

23rd September 1909 Susan Travers, the only woman to join the French Foreign Legion, was born in London.

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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.

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Notting Hill Race Riots

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


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