Peter Piaktow

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Peter the Painter (Latvian: Pēteris Krāsotājs), also known as Peter Piaktow (or Piatkov, Pjatkov, Piaktoff; Latvian: Pēteris Pjatkovs), was a member of a gang of immigrant Latvian anarchists in London in the early 20th century. After supposedly fighting in and escaping the Sidney Street Siege in 1911, he became an anti-hero in London's East End. He was never caught, and there is some question as to whether he had participated in the Sidney Street incident, or even whether he actually existed at all.

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Painter House. This block was built in 2006 by Tower Hamlets Community Housing and named after Peter Piaktow, who was know as Peter the Painter, anti-hero of the nearby Sidney Street Siege in 1911

Sidney Street, London, United Kingdom where they was near