CHARTISM e-MAGAZINE No.18 October 2019


1. Editorial: Newport is Rising 2019 & 1839


2. Newport Rising Festival - What’s On?


3. 13th Chartist Convention at Newport - The Programme & HOW

 TO BOOK (takes place at St. Woolos Cathedral Saturday 2 November 2019)


4. Gwent Archives NP23 6AA Monday 28th Oct 2019 10.30 -13.00

 Protest, Chartism and the Newport Rising

 Speakers: Colin Gibson, Prof Joan Allen & Dr. Katie Carpenter

 Also details of The Journey to Democracy exhibition (from the

 Parliamentary Archives) showing at Gwent Archives NP23 6AA

 (until 8th Nov)


5. Three Faces of the Westgate Inn. Ray Stroud finds out what the

 records tell us about the Rebuilding of the Westgate Hotel

 1884-86. This year, the building was reopened for the first time

 since the 1990s for the launch of the Chartist Graphic Novel


6. Prof. Malcolm Chase (Emeritus Professor at Leeds University)

 asks What did the Chartists Petition For?


7. Peterloo - The Film is being shown at the Newport Rising Festival

 on Thursday 31 October (Riverfront Theatre 7pm, Tickets £5).

 What has this Manchester tragedy in 1819 got to do with the 1839

 Rising? See Review by Les James


8. Sarah Richards reveals her researches concerning the

 Descendants of John Frost. A Frost Family tree is included.


9. The Morgan Family’s Existential Crisis 1831-41 PART 2

 Les James continues exploring the threats faced by the Tredegar

 House family and focuses on the Diisturbances at Merthyr, Bristol

 and Newport in1831.


10 The Speech made by Sir Thomas Phillips (23rd September

 1840) at the presentation in Newport of a silver service (value 800

 guineas) paid for by 600 local subscribers (gentry, tenant farmers,

 businessmen), jubilant that the Chartists were defeated at



11. Dr. Ellin Jones and the Cariad Quilters of Blackwood


12. Annual Children's Chartist March 2019


13. Stop Press

 'The arrest and trial of Zephaniah Williams - Chartist and coal entrepreneur Les James 6.30 Tuesday 5th November, Monmouth Shire Hall


Fighting Back - Wales and Public Protest 16 November Cardiff Library


Justice, Democracy & Suffrage Cyfiawnder, Democratiaeth a’r Bleidlais with Jayne Bryant AM at the Pierhead Cardiff Senedd 14 November







Editor: Les James

Web Editor: David Mayer

Assistant Editors: Peter Strong, David Osmond

Research & Features: Ray Strong

Family History: Sarah Richards




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