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 previously 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.
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/
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
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