Category Opinions & Reviews

The Peterloo Massacre, the Levellers and the Chartists: why have we forgotten our radical history?

The Peterloo Massacre, the Levellers and the Chartists: why have we forgotten our radical history? via The Peterloo Massacre, the Levellers and the Chartists: why have we forgotten our radical history?.   Advertisements

New Left Project | Articles | The People Speak

‘The People Speak’- radical dissent throughout British history- article from The New Left Project: New Left Project | Articles | The People Speak.

SALFORD WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT LIBRARY CELEBRATES SILVER JUBILEE

The Working Class Movement Library celebrates its 25th anniversary from The Salford Star

Meeting Report: Manchester’s Liberal Myth & Liverpool’s Hidden History

Manchester’s Liberal Myth & Liverpool’s Hidden History: Report from the Third Northern Radical History Meeting- Manchester, Saturday 6 October 2012. York, Nottingham, Bradford, Liverpool and Greater Manchester were represented at the 3rd meeting of NRHN:  participant interests and research included syndicalism; Chaplin and clog dancing in Liverpool; the Luddites and next year’s anniversary of their executions in York; the […]

Review of Meeting 30 June 2012

Second Meeting a Success It wasn’t just a matter of numbers, though we trebled the attendance from the first meeting and barely squeezed into the premises, despite half a dozen absentees who sent their apologies. It was also the much broader spectrum of people who came, their enthusiasm for the idea and for the subject […]

Second Meeting a Success

The meeting in Manchester on 30 June was a great advance on the foundation meeting three months before. For a fuller account follow the link below. We hope the Third Meeting on 6 October will be even bigger and better. More news on that in due course. https://northernradicalhistory.wordpress.com/events/review-of-meeting-30-june-2012/

Scandal at Congo House

Many years ago, my partner and I rented an ancient farmhouse in the hills above Hebden Bridge as a base for a Christmas walking holiday. As the weather closed in we were reduced to reading books from a motley collection of discarded titles that adorned a dusty bookshelf. That’s where it all began, with Anna’s […]