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launch of our website on the Manchester and Salford Women’s Trades Union Council 1895-1919

On Saturday 29th April  2017 the Mary Quaile Club  launched the website of the Minutes of the Manchester and Salford Women’s  Trades Union Council  1895-1919 as part of Manchester Trades Council  May Day Festival. This event was the culmination of

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Mary Quaile Club event on 14th November 2015, A screening of The Lump by Jim Allen

We  hosted a screening  at 3MT of the  television drama The Lump by Jim Allen,  first broadcast in The Wednesday Play series on the BBC on 1 February 1967.  This play  was directed by the late Jack Gold and produced

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Mary Quaile event on 3 October 2015 with Brian Lavery and Hilda Palmer

We were delighted to welcome  Brian Lavery and Hilda Palmer to our event on 3 October in the Annexe at the Working Class Movement Library. Brian discussed his  book “The Headscarf Revolutionaries” (Barbican Press, 2015)  which looked back  to 1968

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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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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 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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