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August 2021

Plaque Unveiling, William Parker (1790-1858), Labourer, Chelsea Pensioner, and Chartist. Cumberland Arms, Byker, Newcastle

August 13 @ 11:00 - 12:00
Cumberland Arms, James Place Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1LD

William Parker was a leading advocate of the 'The People's Charter' in the 1830s and later championed the rights of pensioners and the poor in general. The commemorative plaque will be unveiled by the Lord Mayor of Newcastle at the Cumberland Arms public house, James Place Street (off Byker Bank), Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne. Directions: Byker Metro Station or the bus stop outside Morrisons on Shields Road - Byker Bank is off the roundabout at the bottom of Shields Road;…

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Second Tuesday: Alison Fell (Liverpool University) on strikes and women union leaders’ experiences during and after the First World War

August 17 @ 19:00 - 20:30

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September 2021

North East Labour History Annual General Meeting. Huw Beynon and Ray Hudson (both former Durham University) on their new book, The Shadow of The Mine

September 7 @ 19:00 - 20:30

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October 2021

Two Book Launch Events: Ed Waugh’s Geordie Plays (Volume One)

October 16
Newcastle City Library

From Ed Waugh I worked with Dave Harker who kindly allowed me to use his incredible research for my play The Great Joe Wilson. Many of you came to see the show (and Mr Corvan's Music Hall, based on Dave's excellent book about Ned Corvan) so you may be interested in Geordie Plays (Volume One). The book comprising Hadaway Harry, The Great Joe Wilson and Carrying David is out now and was recently included in a small time capsule buried by…

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