Remembering and reflecting on the 'Battle of Lewisham' in August 1977, when a mobilisation by the far-right National Front in South East London was met by mass opposition

Sunday 14 October 2007

Clifton Rise Picture

This image shows the view at the top of Clifton Rise on 13th August 1977. The New Cross Inn is on the left. There appears to be a line of police at the bottom of Clifton Rise, and contingents of police both outside the pub (on the left) and at the other corner of Clifton Rise/New Cross Road. Reproduced from 'Changing Times', a booklet produced by children from Childeric Primary School in 1993 (published by Deptford Forum Publishing)


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful picture of working class solidarity


Beautiful I may have been at the time but the event was inspirational, I would have said.
This was our 'Cable Street Moment'.

Anonymous said...

I used to go to Childeric road school, and Romberg trudging us Clifton Rise to the main road, lived in Woodpecker road in New cross until 1968. It seems a shame that the church I was married in St Michaels was demolished some years ago and now Woodpecker road has gone too.