Cradley Women Chainmakers' Festival
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The 2015 Women Chainmakers' festival will be on SUNDAY 12th July 2015 organised by Midlands TUC along Cradley High Street (new venue)
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 has cost around £24,000 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
official FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/events/595477563876518/