Jeremy Corbyn at Essex Labour History Conference 31 October

Update 20 October

Due to a Regional Labour Conference being held the same day Jeremy Corbyn is no longer able to be a speaker. he afternoon programme has now been changed to:

2.00 – 2.55 p.m. The 1984/5 Miners’ Strike and its significance 30 years afterwards

Stan Newens (former MP, MEP and Labour historian)

2.55 – 3.25 p.m. James Keir Hardie, founder of the Labour Party, 100 years after his death

Barbara Humphries (Labour Heritage Editor and Labour historian)

FOURTEENTH ESSEX CONFERENCE ON LABOUR HISTORY

 Saturday, 31st October, 10.30am-4pm

The Labour Hall, Collingwood Road, Witham, CM8 2EE,

(adjacent to Witham railway station),

Sponsors: Labour Heritage; Essex Labour Campaign Forum;

Cambridge & SW  Essex Co-op Party Council

PROGRAMME

10.30 – 11.00 a.m.            Conference assembles (tea and coffee will be provided)

11.00 – 11.10 a.m.            Chair’s opening remarks – Charles Cochrane, Chair, Essex                                                    Labour Campaign Forum

11.10 – 12.05 p.m.            The 1945 Labour Government

Norman Howard (Labour historian, author of A New Dawn:                                                  The General  Election of 1945, and lifelong Labour activist)

12.05 – 1.00 p.m.              The Life and Achievement of Clement Attlee

Francis Beckett (Labour historian and author of several                                                          Labour biographies,  etc.)

1.00 – 2.00 p.m.                  Lunch, arranged by the Essex Labour Campaign Forum

2.00 – 2.55 p.m.                  Labour’s Past and Labour’s Future

Jeremy Corbyn (MP, Islington North)

2.55 – 3.25 p.m. Magna Carta: its historic significance 800 years on

Stan Newens (former MP, MEP and Labour historian)

3.25 – 3.45 p.m. Discussion

3.45 – 3.55 p.m. Ideas for promoting Labour history in Essex

To book

in advance send £8 (cheques are payable to Essex Labour Party) with name and post and email addresses to Labour Heritage,  c/o Stan Newens, The Leys, 18 Park Hill,  Harlow, Essex, CM17 0AE.

Those not registered beforehand can pay at the door provided there are places, but prior booking is advisable – particularly for lunch.

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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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