Re-enactment of 1914 peace rally to be staged outside Green Lanes pub

The Haringey First World War Peace Forum will recreate a gathering that took place outside the Salisbury pub in Green Lanes in 1914

The Haringey First World War Peace Forum will recreate a gathering that took place outside the Salisbury pub in Green Lanes in 1914

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A peace rally that sought to stop the Great War will be recreated on its 100th anniversary.

The Haringey First World War Peace Forum will recreate a gathering that took place outside the Salisbury Hotel in Green Lanes on August 5, 1914.

Speakers dressed as a conscientious objector, a suffragette and a vicar from 1914 will outline the situation in Europe 100 years ago and draw parallels with world events today.

Those watching are also invited to wear costume from the period.

Peace Forum and Hornsey Historical Society member Jennifer Bell said: “A great number of Haringey men refused to fight on grounds of conscience. We have also found out about the hardships they suffered for their beliefs.

“About 150 of these men lived in the old Borough of Hornsey - among them were pacifists, Quakers, Christadelphians, socialists, anarchists, Methodists, Anglicans, Roman Catholics, Baptists and others.

“They were in no way cowards, but strong men who felt they must act according to their beliefs, no matter what the personal consequences, which included abuse, imprisonment, appalling conditions, ill-health and sometimes death.”

The re-enactment will take place on Tuesday, August 5 at 7pm and will be followed by a social in the pub.

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