A socialist song, written by Jim Connell. (supposedly on a train journey between Charing Cross and New Cross). It is the anthem of the British Labour Party, and is usually sung at the end of their annual conference.
It temporarily fell out of favour when its sentiments didn't fit the image of Tony Blair's New Labour, and a parody of the traditional words appeared:

"New Labour's flag is palest pink
it's not as red as you might think,
and Tony's added shades of blue
he does not care for me and you".

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

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The Red Flag

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Jim Connell

Jim Connell, 1852 - 1929, Irish, socialist and author of 'The Red Flag' lived...

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Tagore Centre UK

Tagore Centre UK

Dedicated to promoting the work and life of Rabindranath Tagore.

Group, Community / Clubs, Poetry

1 memorial
Disability Action Sutton

Disability Action Sutton

This group doesn't appear to exist any longer.

Group, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
Downham Health Leisure Centre

Downham Health Leisure Centre

A community centre in the Borough of Lewisham, It contains a large swimming pool, gym, library and creche.

Place, Community / Clubs, Medicine

1 memorial
Mothers Arms

Mothers Arms

A day nursery set up by Sylvia Pankhurst's suffragettes, giving mothers of working age the opportunity to go out and earn money. It occupied the former Gunmakers Arms public house.  This photo, tak...

Place, Community / Clubs, Philanthropy

1 memorial
50 years of Lionism in the British Isles

50 years of Lionism in the British Isles

Lions Clubs International were begun on 7 June 1917 in America by a Chicago businessman.  The first Lions Club in the UK was formed in London in 1950. From LionsMD105: "We are one of the largest se...

Event, Benefactor, Community / Clubs

1 memorial