The Tolpuddle Mural on the wall at the entrance to Edward Square on Copenhagen Street is a great piece of community art. A huge and vivid depiction of a fascinating piece of our social history. David Renton has got in touch as follows on the 175th anniversary of the demo:
‘Next year will be the 175th anniversary of the great demonstration in support of the Tolpuddle Martyrs that started on Copenhagen Fields and is commemorated today by the mural on the side of the Mitre on Copenhagen Street.
‘A group of Islington residents have been starting to swap ideas for possible commemorative activities. They include a possible musical event. We have also been thinking of activities especially for in the immediate vicinity of the mural – history walks, film showings,possibly events in local schools.
‘If you’ve got any good ideas about what we could do, please don’t hesitate to get in touch initially via me, David Renton, (click for email) or on 07777671381.’
Either drop David a line or make a comment here.
Google has turned up an engraving of the original demo from the TUC site here which shows the area now Caledonian Park when it was still fields and the long demolished Copenhagen House- click the picture to enlarge.