Category Archives: unions

1958 protests in Portobello Road

Crowds (and police) gather to hear speakers urge the people of Portobello Road to resist the 1957 Rent Act.

This is on the corner with Blenheim Crescent which has seen little major change to the buildings between then and now.

Rent Meeting 1957

Rent Meeting 1957

Rent Meeting 1957

Rent Meeting 1957

Rent Meeting 1957

Rent Meeting 1957

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May Day march – Embankment

Unions and protesters make their way westward along the north bank of the Thames, past Somerset House toward Trafalgar Square. The Bankside Power Station is visible beneath the St Pancras branch banner with smoke leaving it’s tower. This is now Tate Modern.

Monday 5th May 1958

May Day 1958 2

May Day 1958 1

May Day 1958 3

May Day 1958 4