Chartism Day Conference 13 June and other news

Friday 5 June. 6.30pm. The Dignity of Chartism: Essays by Dorothy Thompson.

Launch of new book from Verso. Speakers will include Sheila Rowbotham.  The Marx Memorial Library, Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DU. Details: email John Merrick (

Saturday 13 June. Chartism Day 2015

Armstrong Building, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Free, but those wishing to attend are asked to register by Friday 5 June for catering purposes: email Joan Allen (

Full details in attached Chartism newsletter (April) from Malcolm Chase. This also contains extra information of publications in 2014 on Chartism.

Open Democracy – The Great Charter Convention

The lively open Democracy blog is hosting an on-line Great Charter Convention, prompted by the Magna Charta 800 Celebrations. Several contributions relating to Chartism have been made so far. See links in newsletter.

See also details:

  • Malc Cowell’s novel Dirty Politics, Hard Times on You Tube
  • Scottish singer-songwriter Alan Dickson’s project Strains of Eden of 18th/19thC songs including from the Chartist period.
  • Rejection of planning application for new housing near Snigs End Chartist Land Plan colony.

Chartism Newsletter April 2015


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. 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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