The 2015 Women Chainmakers' festival will be on SUNDAY 12th July 2015 organised by Midlands TUC  along Cradley High Street (new venue)

 

with help from the Friends of Chainmakers   contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Cradley Heath High street will be closed off on Sunday 12th July for the Chainmakers festival involving the Cradley Heath community and as part of the Black Country festival.

The festival celebrates the achievements of 800 women Chainmakers who fought to establish a minimum wage for their labour in 1910, following a 10 week strike. The local employers sought to deny them their rights but were met with forceful opposition. The strike was led by trade unionist Mary Macarthur, who founded the National Federation of Women Workers and later stood for Parliament as a Labour candidate.

The event costs around £14,000 and the Midlands TUC is currently seeking donations for the 2015 event.

The TUC-organised event backed by Sandwell Council has live music, stalls, speeches.

 
Further details/trade enquiries   Midlands TUC, 24 Livery Street, Birmingham B3 2PA 0121 262 6383
 

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 jouney planner here....

 

 official FaceBook page  https://www.facebook.com/events/595477563876518/

 

 Friends of Chainmakers   contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

The next open meeting is - 5th May 2015 then,

June 2nd – General – speaker TBC – but will be promotion for festival

July 7th – Committee meeting

All meetings to be held at 5.30pm at Old Hill Primary School, Lawrence Lane