Category Archives: Free Winston Silcott Campaign


File comprises correspondence surrounding campaign efforts to re-open the case of Winston Silcott for submission to the Court of Appeal. Includes written exchanges between Bernie Grant and correspondents such as the Home Office, Legal Action for Women, Black Women for Wages for Housework. Includes copy of correspondence between Lord Gifford Q.C. and the Legal Action for Women.


File includes court transcripts, press clipping, legal correspondence and a report outlining the history of Winston Silcott’s case [eg synopsis, Winston’s story, conviction record at time of arrest, copy of police statement on which he was convicted, article by Geoffrey Bindman “How justice failed Winston Silcott”, Guardian letters summarizing the parallels with the Guildford Four case].


File contains correspondence and supporting material such as a poster created as part of the Broadwater Farm ‘Appeal for Witnesses’ [Jan 1993], and Runnymede Trust article concerning Winston Silcott, the media and the police [the Runnymede Bulletin, dated July / August 1994]. Correspondence includes a personal letter from a prison inmate attesting to Winston Silcott’s innocence.


Note that this file contains language that is by its nature offensive to Black and other minority ethnic groups. Includes public letters (mainly hate mail) received in response to Bernie Grant’s campaign to free Winston Silcott.