On 19 May 1851, a meeting was convened by the young Joseph Cowen at the Nelson Street Lecture Room (better known as the Music Hall).
List of events in this era
Lajos Kossuth (1802–1894) became an international icon following the Hungarian Revolution of 1848–49.
The Italian patriot and revolutionary Guiseppe Garibaldi was already a living legend and symbol of radical politics when he arrived on board of the ship Commonwealth in South Shields on 21 March 18
Born in Pelton, County Durham, Hepburn began working in Fatfield Colliery at age eight, moving from there to Jarrow and Hetton Collieries.
William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) was an American journalist and social reformer best known for campaigning for the abolition of slavery, not through gradual reform but by 'the immediate and compl
[The following is from an article by Michael Herbert at https://radicalmanchester
A major strike in the iron trade in Newcastle in 1871 formed the background to the establishment of the Ouseburn Co-operative Engine Works Co. in that year.
In June 1871, George Odger, a London trade unionist, suffrage campaigner and shoemaker, spoke at the inaugural meeting of the Newcastle Republican Society at the Lecture Room in Nelson Street.
A demonstration and meeting of working men (estimated to be 20,000) in favour of the nine hours movement was held on the Town Moor.
The only elementary school that appears to have been opened by an English co-operative society in response to the 1870 Education Act could be found at Wallsend from May 1872 until August 1875.