The Epsom Riot and the Death of Police Sergeant Thomas Green walk

Date: 

Wed, 12/06/2019

Time: 

14:00 to 15:00

Cost: 

cost by a donation to the Police Care UK.

Contact name: 

David Brooks

Telephone: 

+44 20 8394 1734

Contact email: 

Venue: 

The Rifleman
East Street
Epsom
KT171BB
GB

A walk tracing the events on the night of the 17th of June 1919 when Epsom Police Station was   attacked by a mob of at least 400 Canadian soldiers Earlier in the evening two of the soldiers had been arrested after a disturbance at the Riflemen pub and this was the excuse to march onthe Police Station to demand their release. Discover why feelings were running high at the end of the Great War and follow the events of the 1919 Epsom Riot, from a scuffle at the Rifleman to its terrible conclusion at Epsom’s original police station in Ashley Road. Hear how events unfolded on that grim night — a mystery whose solution would only come in 1939, half a World away.Walks will begin at the Rifleman in East Street and finish in Ashley Road and take about an hour places have to be booked with dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk cost by a donation to the Police Care UK.

Stg Thomas Green