Battle of Lewisham Commemorative Plaque Consultation


1. Remembering the ‘Battle of Lewisham’ forty years on.

On 13 August 1977, the National Front (NF) attempted to march from New Cross to Catford, passing through multicultural Lewisham on the way. The march was strongly and physically opposed by anti-racist activists and local people, resulting in clashes between the NF, the counter-demonstrators and the police. The events of that day have become known as the ‘Battle of Lewisham'.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the ‘Battle of Lewisham’ and the Mayor of Lewisham and Lewisham Council have agreed to install a commemorative Maroon Plaque on New Cross Road. We want you to help us decide what it should say.

Vote before midnight Sunday 30 April for a chance to see your suggestion on the Plaque.
Remembering the ‘Battle of Lewisham’ 40 years on is led by Goldsmiths historian John Price ( in collaboration with The Mayor of Lewisham, Lewisham Council and numerous local organisations.
To find out more about the project including how you can get involved and upcoming events, visit

Please vote for one of the following options for the wording on the commemorative plaque or provide your own suggestion in less than 20 words. *

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