Breaking Chains. North Shields and Slavery 3 October – 22 December

North Shields and Slavery

Saturday 19 October. 11am. Newcastle & North Shields – their role in the abolition of slavery movement

Talk by Brian Ward (author of Martin Luther King in Newcastle)

£3 and is free to members.

Friday  1 & Saturday 2 November. 7.30pm. Breaking Chains Concerts

Whitley Women Choir.

£10  (£2 of which is being donated to the Anti-Slavery International). Part of Breaking Chains – North Shields and Slavery  activity.

Saturday 16 November.  10am-1pm. Underground Railway Quilt

The quilts on display will include a number based on the ‘Underground Railroad’ design, a pattern which honours the networks used by American slaves escaping captivity in the 19th century. As above entry costs £3. Part of Breaking Chains – North Shields and Slavery  activity.

Allevents are at  Old Low Light Heritage Centre

Note: I have given the organisers information and advice from the work I was involved in in North East Slavery in 2007 and since,

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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