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This is not a book about riots. This book will not be documenting the damage caused on the mythic weekend of April 10th to 12th 1981. 
Nor will it offer an opinion on Lord Scarman’s observation, in the Scarman report of 1981, that rioting “though wrong, is a very effective means of protest”.

This book is about Brixton and the people that live here. It’s about what happened next and how Brixton evolved.
On Monday April 13 1981, Lambeth council Leader Ted Knight wrote to..
“There is no question of anyone being able to build bridges in a short period of time. This is a long-term problem. There are different interests in the area. There are people who have parties late at night that conflict with normal residents and there are drugs in the area. Ordinary people don’t want others selling drugs in their area. So there are conflicting interests.”

Greta Brooks - Lambeth Consultative Group 1983
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Rastafari was the favoured youth subculture in Brixton in the 1980s, although it’s spiritual and political message was less well known than 
it’s association with Reggae music, for all except the initiated. 

Rastafari worship doesn’t follow a conventional pattern…
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Brixton in the 80s was like living in a cult novel: a radical moment in social history played out against a dystopian backdrop. 
The derelict houses and urban decay brought squatters, and the squatters brought revolutionary ideas. 

121 Railton Road was at the heart of the planned revolution...
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“There were a lot of casualty type people around in those days, you know, on drugs, I knew quite a lot of junkies” 
Julie C (interview 2016)
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Pull It:Pull It Stories from the archive of Honey Salvadori
Paperback Book Perfect Bound 15cm x 21cm 56pp 25 photos 6000 words  £9.95
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