Dr Bernard Regan, writer and campaigner, will give this year’s Bronterre O'Brien address at the grave of radical Victorian politician, O'Brien, in the evocative surroundings of Abney Park cemetery. James 'Bronterre' O'Brien fought, as a Chartist, for a free, untaxed press, universal suffrage and parliamentary reform in the 19th century. His radical politics brought him to the attention of the authorities and in 1840 he was charged with sedition and jailed for 18 months.
This is a free event; donations for Abney Park will be welcome.
Meet at the main gates Stoke Newington High St at 10.45 am