Our free Invisible Histories talks will start up again in March – Wednesdays at 2pm:
15 March Trevor Fisher Reclaiming the Blanketeers
March 2017 sees the 200th anniversary of the March of the Blanketeers, probably the first attempt at a protest march from a provincial city to Westminster. Now largely obscure, the precedent once established has been used ever since, and the organisers had devised a tactic which deserves to be put into the spotlight for its continuing importance.
29 March Geoff Andrews James Klugmann, ‘The Shadow Man’
The 2015 book The Shadow Man: at the heart of the Cambridge spy circle explores through the life of Klugmann the conflicts of loyalties faced by communist intellectuals of the period.
12 April Robert Turnbull Book launch – biography of Noah Ablett
Climbing Mount Sinai: Noah Ablett 1883-1935 is the first full-length biographical study of one of the most controversial personalities to emerge from the South Wales coalfield in the era preceding WW1.
26 April Ruth Cohen Margaret Llewelyn Davies: socialist, feminist and co-operator
This visionary campaigner led the Women's Co-operative Guild between 1889 and 1921 - a period in which it became an outstanding public voice for working class women, and has been described as the ‘left wing’ of the co-operative movement.
All welcome, admission free, light refreshments afterwards.
Further details of talks in May and June are at www.wcml.org.uk/events.
Working Class Movement Library
51 The Crescent,
Salford, M5 4WX