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The Great London Ghost Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th October 1988 Smile Jamaica concert for Hurricane Gilbert victims held in London

16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England

16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)

16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.

16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)

16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.

16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)

16th October 1925 Born today: Angela Lansbury, London England, actress (Jessica-Murder She Wrote)

16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.go to related location

16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn

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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