Following the article on the Epsom riot in the February issue of this newsletter we can now highlight some of the events taking place to mark the 100th anniversary of the riot and the death of the popular local policeman, Sergeant Green.
Descendants of Sergeant Green are flying over from the USA and Canada to attend some of the public events.
The Epsom Riot and the Death of Police Sergeant Thomas Green walk
Sunday 9 June at 4pm
Tuesday 11 June at 2pm
Wednesday 12 June at 7pm
Starting at the Rifleman Pub in East street, a walk tracing the events on the night of the 17 June 1919. The walk finishes in Ashley Road and take about an hour. Cost by a donation to the Police Care UK. Please book in advance, email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 0208 394 1734
Other dates advertised are fully booked (but are still taking place).
June 15 at 5pm
The Rifleman Pub, East Street, KT17 1BB
Unveiling of an information display panel by Sergeant Green’s great grandson and a talk on the riot. The pub are producing a special beer for the event.
June 17 at 11am
Ashley Road Cemetery, KT18 5BP
The Epsom Riot and the Death of Police Sergeant Thomas Green graveside service.
June 17, 1.30pm onwards
Methodist Church, Ashley Road, KT18 5AQ
The Epsom Riot and the Death of Police Sergeant Thomas Green exhibition and talk
Exhibition of items presented by Lord Rosebery to the police officers defending the station, other items presented to Inspector Pawley and his family, Thomas Green’s medals (on show for the first time), evidence photos of the riot and postcards of Thomas Green’s funeral.
1.30pm-2.30pm: Talks for local schools and the public
7.30pm: Public talks on the events of that day.