Manchester Radical Historian Michael Herbert will be leading a walk in Ashton-under-Lyne on Sunday 2 November.

Walkers will learn about The Lancashire cotton strike of August 1842 when Ashton millworkers marched into Manchester, the Chartist uprising of August 1848 and the Bread Riot of March 1863 when mill workers, thrown out of work during the American Civil war, rioted.

They will also here about The anti-Irish riot of May 1868 when the Irish quarter and St Anne’s church came under attack and The life and times of Hannah Mitchell, suffragette and socialist.

The walk starts at 11am from the Town Hall steps in the Market Square. It will cost £7.00

All the proceeds from the walk will be donated to Tameside Against The Cuts who campaign every week outside Ashton-under-Lyne Job Centre advising people about their rights.


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