The Bishop Auckland Episode 1926 Talk 3 February

NORTH EAST LABOUR HISTORY SOCIETY
FIRST TUESDAY MEETING,  3 FEBRUARY
BRIDGE HOTEL  7 pm
DON WATSON
will speak on
THE BISHOP AUCKLAND EPISODE
In 1926 a scheme was devised to transfer unemployed miners from Bishop to
a colliery in Derbyshire. Hailed at the time as a potential response to regional
unemployment, the scheme soon collapsed and the men returned home.
Drawing on material from the Tom Marshall Collection held in Gateshead, Don
will examine the Bishop Auckland scheme and why it failed. It is a minor episode
that reveals the wider circumstances.
Details of the Tom Marshall Collection can be seen
on the North East Popular Politics Database.:
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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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