Poplar Rates Rebellion Mural, Hale Street, Poplar
This mural, on the wall of the Tower Hamlets Parks Department depot on Hale Street, commemorates the Poplar Rates Rebellion, in which Poplar Borough Council refused to collect part of the rates payable by local residents, many of whom were living in extreme poverty. 30 local councillors - named on the mural - including George Lansbury (later leader of the Labour Party) were sent to prison for contempt of court, the men to Brixton, the women to Holloway. Despite this, Council meetings continued to be held, the female councillors taken by cab to Brixton Prison to meet their fellow tax rebels.

Photos by Pete Hughes

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