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The Admiral Duncan Pub

Queer Heritage

 
 
The Admiral Duncan Pub Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 15, 2018
1. The Admiral Duncan Pub Marker
Inscription.
3 people killed
70 injured
by a Neo-Nazi nail bomber
30 April 1999

 
Erected 2017 by Sexual Avengers.
 
Location. 51° 30.772′ N, 0° 7.934′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Old Compton Street just west of Dean Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 54 Old Compton Street, City of Westminster, England W1D 4UB, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The 2i's Coffee Bar (within shouting distance of this marker); John Logie Baird (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (about 90 meters away); Dr. Joseph Rogers (about 90 meters away); Dr. John Snow (about 120 meters away); The Dog and Duck (about 120 meters away); William Nicholson (about 120 meters away); Keith Moon (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .
1. Activists take over London landmarks to reclaim our LGBT+ history (GScene, February 22, 2017). "A group of LGBT+ activists took over key London landmarks yesterday, turning the city’s public spaces into
The Admiral Duncan Pub Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 15, 2018
2. The Admiral Duncan Pub Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here just to the right of the awning.
a living museum of radical queer history, subverting English Heritage’s historic blue plaques and bringing living exhibits to its streets." (Submitted on March 26, 2018.) 

2. Admiral Duncan (pub) (Wikipedia). "The Admiral Duncan is a public house in Old Compton Street, Soho in central London that is well-known as one of Soho's oldest gay pubs. It is named after Admiral Adam Duncan, who defeated the Dutch fleet at the Battle of Camperdown in 1797. In recent history, the pub was the scene of a nail bomb attack carried out by a neo-Nazi, David Copeland, on 30 April 1999....On the evening of 30 April 1999, the Admiral Duncan was the scene of a nail bomb explosion which killed three people and wounded around 70. The bomb was the third to be planted in a one-man campaign by a Neo-Nazi, David Copeland, who was attempting to stir up ethnic and homophobic tensions...." (Submitted on March 26, 2018.) 
 
Additional keywords. LGBT
 
Categories. Notable Events
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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