Force & Resistance: Violence and Protest in South London

Visit the sites where South Londoners risked their safety in resisting the war and defying the government.

Dr Salter: Christian, Pacifist, Socialist

Dr. Alfred Salter and his wife Ada lived on this street, at No. 5. They were very well loved and respected in this largely working class community: Salter was a local Independent Labour Party supporter and doctor who worked tirelessly to help…

Make Bread not War: the Conscientious Objectors Bakery

60A Fort Road was home to the local Independent Labour Party offices in Bermondsey. As well offices, it was also an Institute, where members could socialise and listen to lectures and concerts. During the war this address became well known in the…

Raid on 'The Ring': Police round up 180 men

After conscription, in 1916, the Police and the Military would often make raids on pubs or clubs with the hope of catching men, who were eligible for military service but who were trying to escape their obligations. One such raid happened here - at…

A Hats On Protest: Anti-war feeling in Kennington Park

Not all anti-war protest involved banners and marching. In October 1915, a recruitment meeting for the 23rd battalion, London Regiment was held in the park. Local military officers talked about the virtues and rewards of war service; local…