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Battle of Lewisham - mural Battle of Lewisham - mural

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of

Mural: Battle of Lewisham - mural

Erection date: 26/10/2019


All Lewisham campaign against racism and fascism.

Gold has "The mural was created through a collaboration between local community groups and graphic designer Ted Low, a Goldsmiths graduate, and is formed from a collage of images by five photographers who captured the events of 13 August 1977."

The colour in the artwork refers to 1970s reggae and anti-fascist punk culture, as well as smoke bombs used during protests.

Site: Battle of Lewisham - mural (1 memorial)

SE14, Lewisham Way, Goldsmiths University of London - Rutherford Building

The events shown in the mural took place on the streets around this college. Originally the mural was to be installed in the park on Batavia Road, off Clifton Rise, close to where the anti-fascists first congregated.

There are three information panels in front of the mural, describing the battle, the creation of the artwork and some of the groups and people featured in it including Godsiff, Howe and Stockwood.

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Battle of Lewisham - mural

Information Subjects commemorated

Battle of Lewisham

In the mid 1970s, New Cross and surrounding areas became the focus of racist ...

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Roger Godsiff

Politician. He worked as a bank clerk before joining the Labour Party. Served...

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Darcus Howe

Broadcaster, writer and civil liberties campaigner. Born as Leighton Rhett Ra...

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Mervyn Stockwood

Anglican bishop. Born Arthur Mervyn Stockwood in Bridgend, Wales. He was orda...

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Battle of Lewisham - mural

Information Created by

Goldsmiths College

Founded as Goldsmiths' Technical and Recreative Institute by the Worshipful C...

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Ted Low

Graphic designer. BA from Goldsmiths, BSc from Brighton.

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