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The site of the Mile End Waste.

The site of the Mile End Waste.
The site of the Mile End Waste.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H6217
Description: The Mile End Waste on the Mile End Road was once an extensive open space frequently used for meetings. William Booth, later founder of the Salvation Army, preached his first open-air sermon on this spot. The Waste also served as an East End equivalent of Hyde Park, hosting political debates and large-scale strike meetings. The German anarchist Rudolf Rocker addressed joint meetings of striking dockers and Jewish tailors here in 1912.
Creator: Simon Niziol
Date: 2004
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory Greenwich New Opportunities Fund  
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