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21 Sep 2022 - 21 Sep 2022

August 1842 The People vs The Establishment 180th Anniversary Talk

Price: £6.60

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3pm, repeated 4.30pm

A Talk by David Glover

In August 1842, People Power brought the mills of Halifax to a total standstill.

This was ‘The Great Strike.’  How and why did this extraordinary situation arise?

What did Plug-drawing involve, and what was the input of local Chartists?

Soldiers were attacked at Salterhebble, innocent citizens were assaulted by troopers, some being killed.

David attempts to explain the confusion…


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