The Epsom Riot and the Death of Police Sergeant Thomas Green walk
When:
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 -
19:00 to 21:00
Stg Thomas Green
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 on the 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. Further information is available from David Brooks, Bourne Hall Museum, Spring Street, Ewell. Surrey, KT17 1UF. Tel 0208 394 1734, Email dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk
Where: The Rifleman , East Street, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 1BB
Phone:
0208 394 1734