Screening

Finding Wee Paddy - London Premiere

2 Dec 2017

Cost of entry

£5

London
London, United Kingdom

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  • Directions from Liverpool Street Station (15 Mins) Exit Liverpool Street Station at Bishopsgate end. Go to Bus Stop ‘E’ (slightly to the left). Take either 149 or 242. Get off at Laburnum Street (6-8 mins). Walk in same direction as bus until you cross the canal (1 min). Turn left immediately after the bridge down the path onto the towpath. Walk along path (and over a little bridge) for 1 min & you’ve arrived. Directions from Old Street Station (15 Mins) Exit station at Exit 2. Walk 40 yards to Bus Stop K (just outside Nelson’s Retreat). Take 243. Get off at Laburnum Street (6-8 mins). Walk in same direction as bus until you cross the canal (1 min). Turn left immediately after the bridge down the path onto the towpath. Walk along path (and over a little bridge) for 1 min & you’ve arrived.
  • Directions from Liverpool Street Station (15 Mins) Exit Liverpool Street Station at Bishopsgate end. Go to Bus Stop ‘E’ (slightly to the left). Take either 149 or 242. Get off at Laburnum Street (6-8 mins). Walk in same direction as bus until you cross the canal (1 min). Turn left immediately after the bridge down the path onto the towpath. Walk along path (and over a little bridge) for 1 min & you’ve arrived. Directions from Old Street Station (15 Mins) Exit station at Exit 2. Walk 40 yards to Bus Stop K (just outside Nelson’s Retreat). Take 243. Get off at Laburnum Street (6-8 mins). Walk in same direction as bus until you cross the canal (1 min). Turn left immediately after the bridge down the path onto the towpath. Walk along path (and over a little bridge) for 1 min & you’ve arrived. Directions from Old Street Station (15 Mins) Exit station at Exit 2. Walk 40 yards to Bus Stop K (just outside Nelson’s Retreat). Take 243. Get off at Laburnum Street (6-8 mins). Walk in same direction as bus until you cross the canal (1 min). Turn left immediately after the bridge down the path onto the towpath. Walk along path (and over a little bridge) for 1 min & you’ve arrived.
  • Haggeston Overground Exit Station and turn right. At corner (Tescos) turn left. Walk down Kingsland Road for 200 yards until Dunston Road (just before bridge over canal). Cross road and get onto the towpath (the entrance to the towpath is opposite Dunston Road). Walk along path (and over a little bridge) for 1 min & you’ve arrived. Directions from Liverpool Street Station (15 Mins) Exit Liverpool Street Station at Bishopsgate end. Go to Bus Stop ‘E’ (slightly to the left). Take either 149 or 242. Get off at Laburnum Street (6-8 mins). Walk in same direction as bus until you cross the canal (1 min). Turn left immediately after the bridge down the path onto the towpath. Walk along path (and over a little bridge) for 1 min & you’ve arrived.

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Sara Moran’s 20 year long fight against the odds to locate the lost grave of her uncle, Royal Ulster Rifleman Patrick McGowan

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After a successfully funded Kickstarter Campaign and Premiere in Belfast back in October, Squeaky Pedal are proud to host the London premiere of 'Finding Wee Paddy' at The Archivist. After a two year long film project telling the incredible true story of the discovery of a British soldier’s lost grave in Shanghai.

"Finding Wee Paddy manages to bring back to life a story that is fast escaping living memory"

Peter Harmsen, New York Times Best Selling Author & Historian

The documentary tells the incredible moving story of Sara Moran’s 20 year long fight against the odds to locate the lost grave of her uncle, Royal Ulster Rifleman Patrick McGowan. Patrick was killed whilst attempting to shelter civilians from a Japanese air attack during the Battle for Shanghai in 1937.

His death caused an international outcry at a time of growing tension between Britain and Japan, it was consequently debated in the British parliament and the story even made the front page of the New York Times. Although he was buried with full military honours in one of the largest funerals Shanghai had ever seen, his grave was subsequently lost years later in the turmoil that swept China during the Cultural Revolution. Only through a last ditch letter to David Cameron and an incredible piece of luck was Paddy’s resting place finally rediscovered and honoured.

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