A truly affectionate thank you event for Roger Robinson had a great turn out, with anecdotes from many locals, and colleagues of Roger’s, such as Sian Berry, Council Leader Georgia Gould and the Mayor of Camden Nassim Ali.
Malcolm Holmes, of the Camden History Society, (above right standing) read out a fond goodbye from ex-councillor Gerry Harrison, which mentioned the numerous times Roger (us “lefties”) threatened to resign. John Cowley of Camden New Town History Society recalled Roger’s role in the rent strike of 1959. Steve Denholm (Co-Founder Festival of Cultures) recalled first meeting Roger protesting outside a fascist meeting at a Kings Cross pub, and joining him. Candy Unwin also said how much she valued him…a true socialist councillor who turned up and supported causes.
Many remembered Roger’s help over the years; one in tears as she recalled how his help changing her life around as a single mother escaping domestic violence.
The get-together was hosted by our new People’s Museum Somers Town as it was Roger’s wish to have a museum to tell the amazing histories of this south Camden area.
In the photo above: Alan Stephens, Nassim Ali, Dave Hoefling, Roger Robinson, Dervilla of Goldington Estate, Brendan McLoughlin, Steve McCarthy, And Malcolm Holmes, to the back Helia Evans.