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Poplar Rate Rebels mural - 1 Poplar Rate Rebels mural

Mural: Poplar Rate Rebels mural - 1

Erection date: 1990

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George Lansbury & the Poplar Rate Rebels

{On the white notice:}
Reynolds News
Prop. G. Lansbury
Special Edition
Massive crowds pack Town Hall into Woodstock Terrace as 30 Socialist Councillors refuse to cut benefits & equal pay!

{On placards:}
Can’t pay – won’t pay

{On white notice behind mayor's head:}
Poplar Borough Council marching to the High Court and to Prison, 1921.

Jailed for supporting the people!

{3 placards held by a group of people at the right end are all illegible except:}
This mural painted by Mark Frances

The yellow banner carries 26 names. See Subjects commemorated.}

The mural refers to "30 councillors" but actually names only 29.  The count of 30 is confirmed elsewhere and at Island History we we found a partial list of the names which had one that we did not find on the mural: Sue Lawrence.

Site: Poplar Rate Rebels mural (4 memorials)

E14, Hale Street, Tower Hamlets Parks Department depot

From the absolutely excellent London Mural Preservation Society: "Originally painted by Mark Frances, the mural features four panels telling the story of the Rates Rebellion, mostly in words. It depicts George Lansbury and local residents holding 'Can't Pay Won't Pay' placards, in reference to the anti-Poll Tax campaign of the early 1990s, contemporaneous to when the mural was first completed. Names of the imprisoned Councillors feature along the bottom.  The mural was restored in 2007 by David Bratby and Maureen Delenian with help from local children."

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Poplar Rate Rebels mural - 1

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Old Poplar Town Hall

At Poplar High Street, Woodstock Terrace corner. Listed Grade 2, architects: ...

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Poplar Rates Rebellion

Tax protest led by George Lansbury supported by the councillors of Poplar Bor...

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Poplar Borough Council

Merged into Tower Hamlets Council.

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Reynolds News

Radical newspaper founded by George W. M. Reynolds.  Influenced the young Geo...

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Dave Adams

Poplar councillor imprisoned during the 1921 rates protest.

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Poplar Rate Rebels mural - 1

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Mark Frances

Mural painter active in 1990 in Poplar.

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Poplar Rate Rebels mural - 1

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Poplar Rate Rebels mural - 2

See 'Poplar Rate Rebels mural - 1' for all the text and names associated with...

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Poplar Rate Rebels mural - 3

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Poplar Rate Rebels mural - 4

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