COnscientious objection remembered 

7 August 2018 | Bethany Reynard

A walk to remember the men who said ‘no’ to fighting in the First World War.

A walk from Finsbury Park to the Salisbury Hotel in Green Lanes tells the hidden stories of some of Haringey’s conscientious objectors who said no to war. The walk takes a route past houses where conscientious objectors lived, marks meeting places and points out organisations actively opposed to war between 1914 and 1918.

All this is set out in a new booklet from Heritage Lottery Funded project ‘Conscientious Objection Remembered’ which includes a map of the walk route as well as locations in Haringey which link to other aspects of Haringey’s First World War history.

Along the way you can find the Stroud Green house where the five Walker brothers lived, all at tone time or another arrested, court-martialled or given prison sentences. visit the hall where Sylvia Pankhurst spoke against conscription in February 1916 and reach the end of the walk at the Salisbury Hotel where protest meetings were held.

The walk covers about two miles in all and transport links are close by.

The booklet, which is free, is available from local libraries in Haringey, from Hornsey Historical Society and is downloadable from the project website here.