Search

News flashback: July 1986 – Campaign launched to stamp out racist attacks in Finsbury Park

PUBLISHED: 11:08 25 July 2016 | UPDATED: 11:08 25 July 2016

Hackney Gazette 22.7.86

Hackney Gazette 22.7.86

Archant

Every week the Gazette will delve into its archives to see what was happening in Hackney 30 and 60 years ago.

Hackney Gazette 16.7.56 Hackney Gazette 16.7.56

30 years ago:

A campaign was launched to stamp out a rise in racist attacks in Finsbury Park.

A growing number of black and Asian families were being targeted and a rota was in place to escort kids to and from Highbury Quadrant Junior school as a result.

Bangladeshi children in particular were suffering racist abuse and racist graffiti was also scrawled across walls of three schools after break-ins.

Hackney’s deputy mayor Nasrullah Syed said Bangladeshi families were living in a “state of siege”. Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn promised regular surgeries for people wanting to give information.

Three Hackney lads from the Chapel Royal Choir were set to sing at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of York.

60 years ago:

A son torn between loyalty to his mum – a “difficult woman of 72” – and the girl he planned to marry was driven to breaking point when he grabbed his mum by the throat.

Edward Roberts, 41, of City Road, Shoreditch, admitted the assault at the Old Bailey, but denied attempted murder.

A prophetic headmaster warned pupils at Queensbridge Secondary School about the importance and influence of automation on their future.

Delivering his annual report at the school’s Speech Day, P. G. Glover said: “To meet this new world of automation when machines will control machines, every child will need highly developed skills to take his or her place in industry – which means a longer period at school.”

Related articles

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hackney Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hackney Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hackney Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Hackney Stories

Saturday, May 26, 2018

To listen to LCD Soundsystem through their intricately produced studio recordings, it’s easy to miss the musicianship James Murphy and his crew of unwilling rock stars command.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

A display in Hackney town hall’s newly refurbished vaults will shed light on the building’s 1930s origins, and the amazing relics unearthed during its £16m revamp. Emma Bartholomew speaks to curator Jacoba Mijnssen about democracy, regalia, and the mysterious cleaning unit uncovered by workers

Saturday, May 26, 2018

So you’ve been training got the big day, it’s been, you had a great time writes Dalston PT Matt Smith, Fitness First.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Middlesex coach Richard Scott hailed his side after a third successive win in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Paul Stirling defied a thigh injury which forced him to bat with a runner to score his second century in less than a week as Middlesex beat Sussex by 74 runs at Hove in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Block Universe - an international performance art festival taking place in London - is celebrating the artform with an international lineup.

Friday, May 25, 2018

The O’s will play a lot of local teams plus travel to Portugal for a seven-day training camp and it appears a good schedule for Justin Edinburgh’s side

Friday, May 25, 2018

Chelsea Clinton and local poet Jan Nobles appear at this year’s Stoke Newington Literary Festival

PROMOTED CONTENT

To celebrate LGBT history month, Hackney resident Amanda talks about her journey to becoming a foster carer, with the council’s support and training.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now


Newsletter Sign Up

Hackney Gazette twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists