11am – 1.30pm
To mark the 180th anniversary of the Great Strike of 1842, when the people of Halifax and beyond took strike action and protested for improved wages, shorter working hours and better democratic rights.
Learn about and discuss the history of 1842 at a public meeting taking place at Calderdale Industrial Museum.
Catherine Howe, author of the book Halifax, 1842
James Dean, author of a recent study of the Great Strike of 1842 in the West Riding
Matthew Roberts, historian of 19th Century Britain and author, most recently, of the book Chartism, Commemoration and the Cult of the National Hero.
Katrina Navickas, author of the book Protest and the Politics of Space and Place, 1789-1848.
Neil Pye, author of the book The Home Office and the Chartists, 1838-1848: Protest and Repression in the West Riding of Yorkshire
Event jointly organised by Calderdale Trades Council and Calderdale Industrial Museum, with thanks to the support provided by the Society for the Study of Labour History.
This event is FREE, but places must be booked via Eventbrite