Stoke Newington Common in the Binmen's strike 1979

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    Winter of Discontent- huge piles of uncollected rubbish -this one caught fire.

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    1. uk_senator 77 months ago | reply

      I actually remember the rubbish building up on that common, & around Turnpike Lane, Wood Green.

    2. 22 months ago | reply

      the good old days 3 day weeks power cuts bin strikes and power cuts if i remember correctly and lots of rats enjoying hearty meals from all those refuse sacks left rotting i think people set the rubbish alight on purpose to deter vermin as the stink was also awful

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