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40 years ago Southall was rocked by violent racism that led to the killing of Gurdip Singh Chaggar and Blair Peach. Southall Resists 40 is a local initiative to commemorate the important struggles that defeated fascism here.

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From the murder which sparked a movement in 1976 through the police riot in 1979 and the burning of the Hambrough Tavern in 1981, we remember the past and prepare for the future. 

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Images from Southall 1976 to 1982. The commemorative events for the 40th anniversary are now over but this website will remain available as a record.

About

Southall Resists 40 is an initiative of local individuals and organisations, many of whom were involved during the 1976, 1979 and 1981 events. It also includes young activists and artists who want to commemorate the important struggles that defeated fascism locally.
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Events

The commemorative events for the 40th anniversary are now over. Related events are still planned by Southall people under a different banner than SR40. Please also browse our past events.
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Timeline

Our aim is not only to remember the past by learning lessons from the resistance that was created, but also to prepare for the future. From the murder which sparked a movement in 1976 through the police riot in 1979 and the burning of the Hambrough Tavern in 1981.
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Contribute via our crowdfunder
The ambitious programme of events was funded through donations. We welcome and value your support.
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An evening of culture and resistance
Poetry, music, speakers, films and showcasing work produced by local school students. Fri 20 Sep
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Clarence Baker speaks
The manager of reggae group, Misty in Roots, talks about his experience being attacked at the People Unite community centre on 23 April 1979.
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