Monday, June 20, 2011

Celebrating Labour History on Merseyside

Celebrating Labour History on Merseyside At Merseytravel, Hatton Garden:

Wed 6th July 2011

1911 was a tumultuous year for Liverpool, a general strike taking place through the long hot summer from June to August. There was continual growth of Transnational links between the UK and the USA including, emerging Jazz music which was to dominate the new century , a visiting art exhibition which captured the exciting new art for the emerging 20th century.

Merseytravel’s Union Learning Representatives together with our Cross Sector partners in the transport industry, Unionlearn, and North West TUC will be holding an event on the 6th July at Merseytravel, Room C which hopes to gain greater understanding of these events setting them in the wider context of the people's history of Merseyside.

Working with a group of young people we have explored various historical issues around the events of 1911, & we will be holding a bus tour to map these events so we can understand the impact on the City which has over time come to be known as a Radical City. If you would like to travel with us please contact 330 1200 as places are limited and we need to final numbers by the 1st July 2011.

After that, the day will be officially opened followed by a presentation and discussion around ‘Rhythms That Carry’ – taking a look at the influences which help to bring Liverpool a city near to Revolution.

We will be launching Ron Noon and Sam Davies pamphlet – 1911 The Great Liverpool Transport Strike.

This will be followed by a short film documenting the young person’s local history project.

Then there will be an opportunity to view various exhibition stands.

This event is a celebration of local history - it is an unique opportunity to understand the forces that shaped Liverpool at the turn of the 20th century.

I would be grateful if you could promote this event where ever possible.

If you have any queries please contact:

Paulette Lappin or Tony Norbury ( Union Learner Representatives) on 330 1200 and 1269
Or Laura Robertson-Collins, Unionlearn 0151 236 2321

· 10 – 11.30am Bus Tour following the strike route

· 11.45am Welcome by Cllr Dowd and Alan Manning NWTUC

· 12pm Rhythms that Carry

· 1.30pm Lunch

· 2pm Launch of Pamphlet -1911 and the Great Liverpool Transport Strike

- 2.30pm Young Persons Project

· 4.30pm Close

Exhibitions all day

1 comment:

scouseboy said...

the way the con dems are performing, another general strike could be on the horizon.