Cable Street Mural

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Walking from Shadwell Overground Station to visit St George in the East, we turned off Cable Street and saw this amazing mural painted on the west wall of St George’s Town Hall. It celebrates the “Battle of Cable Street”  on 4 October 1936 when  local residents supported by Communists, Labour Party Members and Trade Unionists turned out to prevent the British Union of Fascists marching through an area with a large Jewish population.

The mural was completed in March 1983 and was restored during the summer of 2011.

There’s some detailed information on the creation of the mural here and about the restoration here.

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