Syd Shelton

The Battle of Lewisham London, 13th of August 1977

Framed gelatin silver print


Signed and numbered in pen on recto
20 x 16 inches / 40 x 50 cm (paper size)
Edition of 10

Only 3 Available

 On August 13th, 1977, under the pretext of demonstrating against street crime, the far right National Front (NF) attempted to march from New Cross to Lewisham town center. After the Metropolitan Police refused to ban The National Front’s demonstration, thousands of locals began to organise peaceful counter-demonstrations. The march lead to violent clashes with counter demonstrators and the police. Known later as The Battle of Lewisham, it marked the first time a national NF march was prevented from reaching its destination. It also saw the first deployment of riot shields by police on UK mainland. In total 5,000 police officers were present. This print sits in a beautiful wooden black frame. Frame dimension are 62 x 52 x 4 cm. Please allow 2-4 weeks for framing and shipping.

This photograph is part of The Black Triangle, an exhibition on the civil rights and anti-racist movements in the UK, USA and South Africa. (7th of October – 23rd of December 2022). Email for a full list of works.

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