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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National Sporting Club

National Sporting Club

Founded by John Fleming and A. F. "Peggy" Bettinson. First president Hugh Cecil Lowther, Fifth Earl of Lonsdale. It became the home of modern glove boxing, with bouts taking place in silence, after...

Group, Community / Clubs, Sport / Games

1 memorial
Pete Pope

Pete Pope

The Picture source and Transpontine explain that Pope was a local activist and was greatly valued by those who knew him. Andrew Behan has researched this man: Death registration records provide th...

Person, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
Spanish & Portuguese Jews' Congregation

Spanish & Portuguese Jews' Congregation

Initially called 'sha'arhashamayim', the Gate of Heaven, this was the first professing Jewish community in the British Isles to be established in modern times (following the expulsion) and formed t...

Group, Community / Clubs, Religion, Portugal, Spain

4 memorials
Golden Wedding of Mr and Mrs W. F. R. Stanley

Golden Wedding of Mr and Mrs W. F. R. Stanley

The Stanleys, William and Eliza, married on 2 February 1857 (his 28th birthday) and were highly respected by the people of South Norwood, hence the lavishness of the tribute. This photograph was qu...

Event, Community / Clubs

1 memorial