A news photo I hadn't seen before of the Battle of Cable Street of October 1936 - the moment when a mass protest on the streets of the East End stopped Sir Oswald Mosley's British Unions of Fascists marching through this mainly Jewish area. This was one of three press photos I recently came across of anti-fascist demonstrations in London in 1936 and '37.
The caption on the rear locates this photo as taken on Cable Street in Stepney as police sought to disperse the anti-Mosley protesters. The 'battle' took place on 4th October - this new photo, clearly taken on that day, appears to have been distributed to international news outlets a few days later.
And the shop in front of which the demonstrators gathered? Well, Charles Arnold did indeed have an outfitter's business at 4 Cable Street - and the Seamen's Mission was next door.
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