CHARTISM eMAG No 21, MARCH 2021
1. Chartist Convention 6 November 2021 Latest details about the line up for this years convention at the Newport Cathedral (St Woolos)
Jenkin Morgan was a key Newport Chartist whose name has virtually disappeared from History. Ray Stroud's research so far is presented in an online Video Talk and will be followed by a live Q&A on 22 April 2021 https://www.newportrising.co.uk/lineup
3.Henry Vincent The Monmouth Prison Letters By Peter Strong
On May 8th 1839, Henry Vincent, founder member of the Chartist Convention, Chartist missionary to the west of England and South Wales and editor of the Chartist newspaper, the Western Vindicator, was arrested in London on a warrant issued by Newport magistrates on a charge of “having conspired to produce discontent and unlawful assembly”. This was the subject of an online talk by Peter in December 2020 followed by a live Q&A on Zoom.
4. Mary Frost in Bristol. When John Frost returned from Australia he lived in Bristol until his death in 1877. Sylvia Mason examines the reasons why his wife Mary moved to Bristol and the strong connection Newport had with Bristol radicals that continues to this day.
5. Meet the Famous Five. Julie Nicholas, Chair of the Statue for Lady Rhondda steering group, introduces the campaign for Gwent’s first statue of a named woman.
Editor: Les James
Web Editor: David Mayer
Assistant Editors: Peter Strong, David Osmond
Research & Features: Ray Stroud
Family History: Sarah Richards
Academic Consultant: Prof. Joan Allen