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Demonstration for Charlie Welsh

Title
Demonstration for Charlie Welsh
Genre
Interview
TX Date
13 Feb 1978
Year of production
1978
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Duration
00:02:35
Description
Interview with George Major, Pearly King of Peckham, about the demonstration at Islington Town Hall against the imprisonment of Charlie Welsh for non-payment of rates on his city farm. He speaks of the struggle to pay the rates and the good job the farm does in keeping children off the streets. Also interviewed are some of the children helped by the farm.
Contributors
George Major
Keywords
London; Taxation; Livestock; Demonstrations; Children; Penal sanctions; Islington; Imprisonment; Horses; Urban life; Local taxation; City councils; Farms; Farm accounts; Charlie Welsh

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