Dod Street, London

Dod Street is in Limehouse, East London. William Morris and his comrades joined a “free speech” campaign to stop harassment from the police of the Socialist Democratic Federation paper sellers in Dodd Street. Morris was arrested here by the police.


Latitude: 51.514540200000
Longitude: -0.024965600000

Timeline of Events Associated with Dod Street, London

Date Event Manage
21 Sep 1885

William Morris arrested

photo of William MorrisOn 21 September 1885, William Morris was arrested. Morris was arrested for shouting “shame!” at the sentencing of Lewis Lyons, a tailor, to two months hard labor for allegedly resisting arrest at a public protest meeting in support of free speech. Upwards of 30,000 people attended the next Sunday morning socialist open air speech at Dod Street, a site for open-air meetings which the police had tried to shut down. Image: Photograph of William Morris, aged 53. First published 1899 (photo by Frederick Hollyer c. 1887). From Google Books edition of J. W. Mackail The Life of William Morris in two volumes, London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green and Co., 1899.


Florence Boos, “The Socialist League, founded 30 December 1884″