26 November 2012

Fenner Brockway in Islington: London #38

1888 ~
1908 ~ 1910'
60 Myddelton Square, Islington. Brockway (who died in 1988 just five months before his 100th birthday) is well known for his pacifist activities and imprisonment for these views during World War I, and for his role in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, although he supported the fight against fascism during the Spanish Civil War.
He was also a Labour Party MP (notably for Eton and Slough in the 1950s and early 1960s) and wrote a number of political books. A statue of him stands in Red Lion Square near Theobalds Road.

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