TA1028 : Lowgate, Kingston upon Hull

taken 29 years ago, near to Kingston Upon Hull, Great Britain

Lowgate, Kingston upon Hull
Lowgate, Kingston upon Hull
An anti-poll tax demonstration outside the Guildhall, with police maintaining a presence at the main entrance, and with mounted police looking on. The Conservative government introduced the Community Charge (commonly known as the poll tax) on 1 April 1990, replacing the long-established rating system (based on the notional rental of a house). The poll tax proved to be very unpopular with the public and, administratively, difficult to collect. The Government eventually took on board the disquiet and riots, replacing the Charge by the Council Tax on 1 April 1993.

The Guildhall was built 1903-16 as civic offices and law courts, replacing the Town Hall, demolished 1912, and sundry other buildings to the rear. Grade II* Listed Building LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 2 February, 1989   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 25 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 1005 2885 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.6652N 0:19.9668W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 1006 2888
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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