In pictures: the 100th anniversary of a peace rally

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A peace rally that sought to stop the Great War was recreated on its 100th anniversary.

The Haringey First World War Peace Forum staged a gathering that took place outside the Salisbury Hotel in Green Lanes on August 5, 1914.

Speakers dressed as a conscientious objector, a suffragette and a vicar from 1914 outlined the situation in Europe 100 years ago.

Peace Forum and Hornsey Historical Society member Jennifer Bell said: “A great number of Haringey men refused to fight on grounds of conscience. We have also found out about the hardships they suffered for their beliefs.

“About 150 of these men lived in the old Borough of Hornsey - among them were pacifists, Quakers, Christadelphians, socialists, anarchists, Methodists, Anglicans, Roman Catholics, Baptists and others.

“They were in no way cowards, but strong men who felt they must act according to their beliefs, no matter what the personal consequences, which included abuse, imprisonment, appalling conditions, ill-health and sometimes death.”

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