50 days of anti-racist occupation at Goldsmiths
Goldsmiths University, London. Tue 30 Apr 2019
Figures on the outside of Deptford's former Town Hall reflect its
past. Many were involved in the slave trade and the town grew wealthy on
exploitation of the British Empire. Banners say 'Goldsmiths Anti-Racist
Occupation' and Justice 4 Hafez' In the window 'No Racists on
The doorway to the Council Chamber, the main room of the occupation
a meeting room
the top of the stairrs
inside the Council Chanber people are making bunting for the party
Looking out of the main window of the COuncil Chamber
and making the bunting
Drinks were on offer - tea, cofee and juices
while people were busily making various snacks
Patrick Loughrey, Warden, leads the Senior Management Team of Goldsmiths
Deptford Town Hall was built between 1903 and 1905 for the Metropolitan
Borough of Deptford. It became
redundant in 1965 when Deptford became part of the new London Borough
From the kitchen window
the grand first floor landing landing
and the elegant stair on both sides
with a huge skylight above
The entrance hall is less ornate
The four statues depict Robert Blake, Francis Drake, Nelson and a typical
admiral from the date the Grade II listed budilng was completed in 1905.
architects for the Edwardian baroque building were Lanchester, Stewart and
Rickards, and the architectural sculpture was by Henry Poole.
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