Yearly Archives: 2014

Mary Quaile Club event on 18 October 2014: Hannah Mitchell Day in A-u-L

Our sixth  Mary Quaile Club event took place in Ashton-under-Lyne and was a celebration  of the life and politics of  Hannah  Mitchell (1871 -1956).  Hannah  was a socialist and suffragette who lived in Bolton between 1900 and 1910 on Elizabeth

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Posted in Feminism, Mary Quaile club meeting, women's history, working class history

Mary Quaile Club event on 27 September 2014, Screening of United Kingdom by Jim Allen

The Mary Quaile Club held its 5th event  on Saturday 27th September  2014 at 3 Minute Theatre, Oldham Street, Manchester.  We showed United Kingdom, a BBC  Play  for Today  written by Jim Allen and originally shown in December 1981.  Jimmy

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Posted in Drama, Events, Jim Allen, Mary Quaile club meeting, Public Meeting, Television, working class history

Mary Quaile Club event on 21 June 2014, Screening of The Spongers by Jim allen

On 21st June 2014  we held our fourth  event in the Annexe of the Working Class Movement  Library which was a special screening of The Spongers written by Jim Allen. First broadcast in 1978  as part of the Play for

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Mary Quaile Club event on 24 May 2014 , A Writer Looks at History.

On Saturday 24 May we welcomed John Fay, writer of TV  dramas such as Brookside,  Coronation Street, Blue Murder and The Mill, an historical Channel 4  series set in Styal Mill.  In a wide ranging, thoughtful,  and never less than

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Mary Quaile Club event on 29 April 2014 – Revealing Truths: Just How Free is the Press?

    Our second meeting, ably chaired by Alice Searle,  was a success.  A packed room at the Friends Meeting House heard Granville Williams  from the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom  and Stephen Kingston from the Salford Star discuss

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Posted in Mary Quaile club meeting, Media and Press, Miners Strike 1984-85, Public Meeting, working class history

Mary Quaile Club event on 15 February 2014, Whatever Happened to the Welfare State?

The Mary  Quaile Club held a well-attended inaugural meeting on Saturday 15 February 2014  at Cornerstones Cafe, Langworthy, Salford.  An attentive audience heard Paula  Bartley discuss aspects of the life of Ellen Wilkinson,  including her involvement in the the suffragist 

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Posted in Events, Mary Quaile club meeting, NHS, Public Meeting, Welfare State, women's history, working class history

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