A new folk ballad about Mary Macarthur and the women chainmakers APR 9th 2019 - 7.30PM - NEWHAMPTON ARTS WOLVERHAMPTON http://wolvestuc.org.uk/index.php/6-articles/general-documents/932-rouse-ye-women
The next annual Midlands TUC Chainmakers Festival, is
Cradley Heath High Street on Saturday 6th July 2019, the largest celebration in Britain of women's political history.
Tired of working day and night for starvation wages, the Women Chainmakers of Cradley Heath in the Black Country in 1910, downed their hammers and stood up for their right to earn a living wage.
Led by the founder of the National Federation of Women Workers, Mary Macarthur, their ten week strike successfully established the right to a minimum wage.
A family friendly street festival involving market stalls, fun fair rides, speeches, street theatre, music and debate.
How to get to Cradley Heath from Wolverhampton by train:
off-peak Day Return
leave Wolverhampton Rail Station, taking London Midland train towards Walsall
change at Smethwick Galton Bridge Rail Station
take London Midland train towards Kidderminster
arrive at Cradley Heath Rail Station see the journey planner here....
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