Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Turnham Green Peace Market

TURNHAM Green Peace Market made history in 2006 with two markets instead of the single market held since the West London Peace Council set up the market in 1979.
Maybe it was the weather last weekend but the second market had the Green covered in stalls and a good attendance.
Once again Southall New Communist Party put up its stall with a good stock of home-made marmalade and a variety of jams made from lush fruit from the Vale of Evesham in Hereford-Worcester.
But a display of Marxist-Leninist literature on display competed for public attention with the jams.
Comrades working at the stall watched with interest as customers bought copies of Stalin’s Foundations of Leninism and his famous Dialectical and Historical Materialism.
Ernie Trory’s booklets on Hungary and Poland and Churchill and the Atom Bomb also drew a lot of public interest.
And people came to talk to us. Labour Party comrades spoke rather apologetically about the failure to run stalls in 2005 and 2006 but they hoped to do better in 2007. “See you next year,” they said.
Ten copies of the New Worker were sold, helping to give an overall profit of £55.