A successful rent strike in 1930s Peckham


Publisher:  Libcom
Date Written:  11/07/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21165

Historical account of a successful rent strike in Peckham, London, where tenants lived in appalling conditions.


Excerpt: Fifty dilapidated flats, which had been condemned by London County Council a year before, constituted the Nigel Buildings tenements, situated behind the White Horse pub in Rye Lane. They were privately owned. The tenants' homes were being overrun with sewer rats and other vermin. The working-class residents were at the end of their tether, having to suffer daily living in these appalling conditions.
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