Plaque

Tottenham Outrage - Woodford

Inscription

The Tottenham Outrage
On this site until the 1930s stood Oak Cottages where in 1919 Jacob Lepidus a Latvian "anarchist" was killed after a two hour running gun battle. It was the climax to a chase which left four dead and fifteen wounded following a wages snatch in Tottenham.
Waltham Forest Heritage

The wording on the plaque does not make it clear that Lepidus committed suicide, which is our understanding, having read a number of tellings of the story.

Site: Tottenham Outrage - Woodford (1 memorial)

IG8, Oak Hill, 96

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Tottenham Outrage - Woodford

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Tottenham Outrage

One winter Saturday morning two armed Russian/Latvian anarchists, Paul Hefeld...

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Jacob Lepidus

Anarchist. During the so-called 'Tottenham Outrage' (see there for the full, ...

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Tottenham Outrage - Woodford

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Waltham Forest Council

Formed in 1965 from the joining of Chingford, Leyton and Walthamstow.

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