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Murdered Police Officers
December 1910
 
postcard dated 1911
in house archive 17
 
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Old London London
Stepney
Sidney Street, Siege
Churchill in fire zone
3 January 1911
 
postcard dated 1911
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Old London London
Stepney
Sidney Street, Siege
Churchill surrounded by armed police
3 January 1911
 
postcard dated 1911
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Old London London
Stepney
Sidney Street, Siege
Firing line of Scots Guards
3 January 1911
 
postcard dated 1911
in house archive 17
 
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Old London London
Stepney
Sidney Street, Siege
Firing line of Scots Guards
3 January 1911
 
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in house archive 17
 
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Old London London
Stepney
Sidney Street, Siege
Guards firing from opposite house
3 January 1911
 
postcard dated 1911
in house archive 17
 
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Old London London
Stepney
Sidney Street, Siege
Anarchists house on fire
3 January 1911
 
postcard dated 1911
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Old London London
Stepney
Sidney Street, Siege
Burning house where assassins perished
3 January 1911
 
postcard dated 1911
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Old London London
Stepney
Sidney Street, Siege
The Aftermath
3 January 1911
 
postcard dated 1954
contributed: Paul Kent
 
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Old London London
Stepney
Sidney Street, Siege
The Schiemann family also lived at 100 Sidney Street at time of seige
3 January 1911
 
Scan of framed print
contributed by Stefan Goldberg
 
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Stepney Siege


Siege of Sidney Street of January 1911, also known as the Battle of Stepney, was a gunfight in the East End of London between combined police and army forces and two Latvian revolutionaries. This was the culmination of a series of events that began in December 1910, with an attempted robbery at Houndsditch in the City of London by a Latvian immigrant gang which resulted in the murder of three policemen, the wounding of two others, and the death of the leader of the Latvian gang.
 
Police were informed that two members of the gang were hiding at 100 Sidney Street in Stepney. The police evacuated local residents from the environs, and on the morning of 3 January a firefight broke out.
The siege lasted for about six hours. Towards the end the building caught fire. One of those in the building was shot before the fire took hold.
 
While the Fire Brigade were damping down, fireman Charles Pearson was killed when the building collapsed.
 
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