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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 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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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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