|Bridgwater Co-operative Society on the march in 1926|
Bridgwater Civic Society for its March meeting hosts a talk by Dave Chapple based on his 2006 book on the General Strike in Bridgwater.
Entitled 'Bridgwater 1924-1927: Class Confict in a Somerset town' Dave's talk will have two parts:
For the first part Dave will describe what kind of town Bridgwater was during the mid-1920's, and in particular its social, musical, religious, politcal and economic life.
For the second part Dave will narrate the sometimes dramatic events of the nine days in May 1926, when local brickyard, railway, transport, dock/wharf, building and engineering workers in this Somerset working-class town struck, not for their own immediate ends,but to prevent the defeat and humiliation of the nation's coal miners at the hands of a Tory Government with Winston Churchill as Home Secretary.
|Dave Chapple talking about Bridgwater's radical past |
on last years Socialist History walk.
The venue is the Victoria Park Community Centre, Victoria Park, Bridgwater.
Please note that Bridgwater Civic Society asks visitors for a donation of £3 to help with running costs.
You can also join the society on the night when a programme of events for 2013/4 will be available.
Membership rates are: £10 individual; £15 husband/wife/partners; £2 student.