Event : The Routes and Locations of an Émigré North London Bookseller and Anarchist

hi folks

this event looks like a cracker…


Charlie Lahr and Family:
The Routes and Locations of an Émigré North London Bookseller and Anarchist

Wednesday, 27th January 7.30pm

Charlie Lahr came to London from Germany  in 1905 and settled – or better unsettled – in Muswell Hill, including for a time Alexandra Palace, where he was interned. An anarchist and a book publisher, he was involved in various bohemian circles, and appears as a idiosyncratic character  in many memoirs and histories of the period. His wife, Esther, a Jewish anarchist, moved from the East End cigarette factories to running the bookshop, as well as working in the large asylum Colney Hatch and giving soap box speeches.

This illustrated talk by Esther Leslie explores the lives of the Lahrs and their relations through two world wars. It draws on the recently published memoir Yealm by Sheila Lahr (Unkant, 2015)

Venue: Bruce Castle Museum
Lordship Lane, Tottenham, N17 8NU. Tel: 020 8808 8772
Email: museum.services@haringey.gov.uk
Nearest Tube: Seven Sisters

Buses: Lordship Lane / Wood Green
Tottenham Bus: 243 / 123
Mainline: Station: Bruce Grove


Haringey Council
Bruce Castle Museum and Archive Service, Lordship Lane, Tottenham , N17 8NU Tel. 020 8808 8772




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