What happened 2013

levellers day 2013

The venue was Warwick Hall, Church Green, Burford OX18 4RY

The theme 2013 was “Learning the lessons of history”, very appropriate in the year of the anniversaries of both the Ascott Martyrs and the strike at the Bliss Tweed Mill

  • One hundred years ago the Workers’ Union (later to be part of the TGWU, now Unite) conducted an 8 month women-led strike at the Bliss Tweed Mill in Chipping Norton
  • One hundred and forty years ago 16 women were arrested and imprisoned for picketing in support of their agricultural labourer husbands

Thanks to Pearl Ryan of the WEA for her report here: Levellers Day report

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