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17 Jul 2022 - 17 Jul 2022

The Great Strike of 1842 – Halifax’s Peterloo?

Price: Free

Event description

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.

Speakers include:

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

Accessibility Information;

  • Access is to the side of the Museum via our newly-installed ramp and stairs.
  • Internally there are stairs and a lift to all floors.
  • Disabled Parking is available by prior request.


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