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22 Feb 2023 - 22 Feb 2023

Historical Presentation by David Glover – August 1842, The People versus the Establishment

Price: £6

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For some days in August 1842, People Power brought the mills of Halifax to a total standstill – this was ‘The Great Strike.’  An inspiring story of a few hot summer days when the world was topsy-turvy and embattled mill owners shivered in their shoes.  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…

Tickets : £6

Available from Square Chapel Arts Centre website, or by calling 0343 208 6016

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