The Siege of Sidney Street @ Shoe Lane Library

By paulcox Last edited 112 months ago
The Siege of Sidney Street @ Shoe Lane Library

sidneystreetbook.jpg A century ago this month in Stepney, jewellery-robbing anarchists faced off with coppers in an explosive gunfight that came to be known as the Siege of Sidney Street. Tomorrow, Shoe Lane Library is hosting former City policeman, crime historian, and Ripper guide Don Rumbelow to recount the tale in another of their thrilling lunch hour lectures. Expect some good solid Cockney action, with no Guy Ritchie involvement whatsoever.

Last Updated 19 January 2009

diamond geezer

Hmm, the Siege of Sidney Street was in 1911, which is 98 years ago. Is Shoe Lane celebrating some special VAT-reduced century?