Tuesday 3 April 3. 7pm. Students in the North East of England and the Aftermath of the Great War
North East Labour History Society First Tuesday talk by Sarah Hellawell on the impact of the Great War on student life in the North-East. This research is part of the ‘British Ex-Service Students and the Rebuilding of Europe Project, 1918-1922′ led by academics at Northumbria, UCL and Sunderland Universities in connection with the National Union of Students and the North-East branch of the Workers’ Educational Association.
Old George Inn, Old George Yard, Newcastle, NE1 1EZ
Saturday 21 April. 1.15-4pm. ‘Spirit of Kinder’
Speakers on both walking in the past and on what the future holds; displays on the history of the Kinder Mass Trespass of 1932 and on what local groups are doing now about the problems of access; and songs from Manchester Community Choir.
Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester
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Wednesday 25 April. 12.45pm. Battersea Junction. An Oral History of the Winstanley and York Road Estates
Premiere of documentary film containing interviews with residents of Battersea made by children from Falconbrook Primary School. The film will be presented by the children followed by a Q&A with the audience.
Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, SW11 5TN
To attend email Mathew Rosenberg or phone 07949 107023
Tuesday 1 May. 7pm. Ellen Wilkinson, her Politics and Religion
North East Labour History Society talk by Dr Matt Perry, author of Red Ellen Wilkinson (2014), which provides a richer understanding of her remarkable achievements, her acquaintances and her witnessing of history’s great turning points.
North East Mining Institute, Neville Hall, Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE.
Full programme here.
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Saturday 12 May. 2pm. In the shadow of Enoch Powell: race, class and resistance
9th annual Frow Lecture, in honour of the Library’s founders, by Shirin Hirsch, Research Fellow in History, University of Wolverhampton
Working Class Movement Library event at The Old Fire Station, University of Salford.
Wandsworth Historian No 105
The latest journal of Wandsworth History Society contains articles on growing up in Edwardian Southfields, Setting a Pattern for 1918: the Anglo-Boer War Memorial in Tooting, ‘Stoney Jack’ – the antiquarian George Fabian Lawrence, Eleanor Roosevelt remembers her schooldays in Southfields. The front cover includes an image of Demonstration in Battersea, 1939, a painting by Communist activist Clive Branson. See photo of cover here:
Britain at Work (London) Group March/April newsletter
- 2018 is the 60th anniversary of the CND – read experiences of the CND from Britain at Work interviewees
- Hw Trico strikers fought for equal pay in 1976, six years after the Act was implemented
- The London oral history project turns its focus on the borough of Islington- we’d like to hear from you
- Book review of Quicksand by Henning Mankell
Lena Horne honoured on US stamp