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Did you know that the world’s first May Day labour march took off from Clerkenwell Green in 1890? Those pioneers were not the first radicals with connections to the area: Wat Tyler camped his peasant army there in 1381 ; and in 1866 a big gathering at the green saw an effigy of Morant Bay Rebellion villain Edward Eyre burned in protest against his violent repression in Jamaica.

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John Wilkes

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If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers. - Charles Dickens
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On this day:
Wesley Breaks from Church of England - 1784, Last British Soldiers leave India - 1948, Moorgate Tube Train Disaster - 1975, Selby Rail Crash - 2001
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