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HRGS AGM and Talk – The Siege of Sidney Street by Jerry Cooley

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

(Winston Churchill at the siege)

Here we have a fascinating talk by Jerry Cooley on the “The Siege of Sidney Street”, also known as the Battle of Stepney. It is a famous gunfight which happened in the East End of London in January 1911 between a combined police and army force and two Latvian revolutionaries. The siege was the culmination of a series of events that began in December 1910, with an attempted jewellery robbery at Houndsditch in the City of London by a gang of Latvian immigrants which resulted in the murder of three policemen, the wounding of two others, and the death of George Gardstein, the leader of the Latvian gang.

Open to non-members – costs £3, Sittingbourne Heritage Museum members, SS and HRGS e-members £1. Free for full HRGS members.


September 18
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Phoenix House
Central Avenue
Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4AH United Kingdom
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