The Wells Road riots: We look back at a night of terror in 1958

The Wells Road riots: We look back at a night of terror in 1958
 

A Post reader has posed the question: Prior to the Notting Hill riots in 1958 there was trouble in the Wells Road the night before. Where on the present road did the riot take place? Andy Smart provides an answer.
Armed men, black and white, roamed the streets of St Ann's on a night of terror in August 1958.
Simmering tensions between opposing communities sparked into violence at a pub in the St Ann's Well Road area around closing time.
Eyewitness accounts placed a racially mixed relationship at the centre of the evening's troubles. A West Indian man was seen enjoying a drink with a blonde... read more

 
19 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 26
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