Monthly Archives: August 2015

How Hebden Bridge helped pioneer the workers co-op

Historian Andrew Bibby’s latest book, All Our Own Work, takes a look at one of the less-remembered chapters of the co-operative story. While the Rochdale Pioneers were leading the way with the retail movement, The Hebden Bridge Fustian Manufacturing Society was an early … Continue reading

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Croydon News at 15 August

Property News Time to stop office conversions to flats http://thecroydoncitizen.com/economics-business/time-office-conversions-stop Government forced to back track on relaxing planning http://www.insidehousing.co.uk/planning-defeat/7011240.blog Is Croydon’s property boom laundering criminal money? See my discussion post at http://thecroydoncitizen.com/economics-business/croydons-property-boom-cleaning-dirty-money Entrepreneurial News High-tech firm gets £2m http://fridgehub.com/news/dearman-to-receive-2-million-from-local-enterprise-partnership The … Continue reading

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Politics of radical hope and the Labour Party – discussion 19 September

A politics of radical hope and the Labour Party A discussion day, Leeds, Saturday 19 September Compass and the ILP are delighted to invite you to a one-day discussion to examine the future of the Labour Party and the politics … Continue reading

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Landlords fail to de-rail Croydon’s licensing scheme

“I am quite satisfied that the council complied with  its duty to take reasonable steps to consult with local people to be affected by the designation, including developers and landlords.” So reported BBC News yesterday after High Court Judge the Hon. Sir … Continue reading

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The Industrial Revolution: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference 26 September

The Industrial Revolution:  Entrepreneurship and Innovation Arkwright Society Academic Conference  Saturday 6 September  Cromford Mills, Matlock, Derbyshire  Leading British experts on the Industrial Revolution will set out their views on the time when Britain changed in every way, led by … Continue reading

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Editorial Fellowships available at History Workshop Online

Call for Applications:   —Editorial Fellowships at History Workshop Online History Workshop Journal and History Workshop Online (HWO) are seeking to appoint two Editorial Fellows to assist in the running of the HWO website.  These fellowships, valued at 3,000 pounds … Continue reading

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Labour movement history events August – October

Sunday 16 August. 1pm. Peterloo commemoration Picnic Open space in front of Manchester Central Conference Centre. Timings for the marches into Manchester from Saddleworth, Gee Cross, Stockport, Eccles, Bolton, Salford and Middleton contingents and by ‘Sam Bamford’s group’ and ‘Henry … Continue reading

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