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The Beatles take London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

29th January 2009 The London Astoria's last ever gig prior to demolition.go to related location

29th January 1996 6,138th performance of Cats is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, A Chorus Line

29th January 1944 285 German bombers attack London

29th January 1850 Born today: Ebenezer Howard, London, pioneer of garden cities

29th January 1798 Born today: Henry Neele, London, poet

29th January 1728 John Gays' Beggar's Opera, premieres in London [NS=Feb 9]

The Battle of Cable Street



The Battle of Cable Street

It was here that Oswald Moselys fascist march was stopped.

Location: Cable Street, London, E1 8JR

Description: It was here where Cable Street became known for its 'battle' which took place there on Sunday 4 October 1936.

The East End area was a melting pot of races and cultures. London's Jewish population was around 183,000 of which 60% lived in the East End with 52% of those living in the Borough of Stepney. Anti-semitism increased in line with the deteriorating social conditions in East London and Fascism was rearing its head across Europe.

The British Union of Fascists (BUF) organised against the Jewish community, seeing them as the cause of all the problems, and of being part of a world wide conspiracy of world domination as purported by the notorious forgery The protocols of the Elders of Zion.

In the spring of 1936 Oswald Mosely targeted the East End as a focal point for BUF activity. The intended fascist parade through Cable Street parade was intended as being a show of strength.

The Labour, Communist and Trades Union movement responded with a campaign to fight against fascism. The battle of Cable street showed that Mosely and his blackshirts that their brand of hate were not wanted. The battle is one of the most symbolic in working class history.

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The Battle of Cable Street

It was here that Oswald Moselys fascist march was stopped.


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