Friday, 6 April 2012

A Mount Pleasant Radical History Walk

Radical Islington is caught up in a flurry of action. Not only have we got a benefit gig in the pipeline this April (see post below), but on 29 April, one of our member will be giving a free historical walk of Mount Pleasant (the Royal Mail site in the south of Islington) and the surrounding area. On the walk you will hear about the workhouse, Georgian and Victorian prison regimes, local radicalism, postal service mechanisation and underground railways, the Calthorpe riots, 19th century police kettling techniques. All welcome.
Meet at 4pm, Sunday 29 April, outside Clerkenwell fire station on Rosebery Avenue EC1, by the junction with King's Cross road for the walk. It will last about 1 and a half hours.

Mount Pleasant will soon be redeveloped, and after the tour we will be holding an informal discussion about how we can campaign for that redevelopment to work in the favour of the majority of Islington residence, rather than being redeveloped in the interests of the rich and elite.

The meeting will be upstairs at the Calthorpe Arms, after the walk. 

Click on image below to enlarge leaflet, which contains more information on the walk, as well information on the state of housing and social housing in the UK.

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