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The North West Labour History Society

The North West Labour History Society (NWLH) promotes greater knowledge of the rich, radical, labour history from the North West of England.

The society celebrates our history - which includes events and movements such as Peterloo, Chartism, the growth of trade unionism, the Irish community in the NW, Votes for Women, the formation of Socialist organisations, opposition to war, the General Strike, the International brigades and the fight against the Blackshirts, to name just a few.

Join us at the North West Labour History Society as we continue to publish and promote the real histories and stories of ordinary working men and women - people who have worked together to improve their working conditions, and their quality of life.

Our members' subscriptions keep us going. You can join us and help to ensure our future by becoming a member. You will receive a complimentary back issue together with a copy of the current Journal.

NWLH society publications

  • issue 43

    Issue #43 of the North West Labour History journal

  • Issue 42

    Issue #42 of the North West Labour History journal

  • issue 41

    Issue #41 of the North West Labour History journal

  • issue 40

    Issue #40 of the North West Labour History journal

  • Issue 39

    Issue #39 of the North West Labour History journal

A good read?

Below are book reviews we were unable to include in our journal due to the limitations of space. For more go to the book reviews page

  • The Russian Revolution: When Workers Took Power
    by Paul Vernadsky
  • Cowie Miners Polmaise Colliery and the 1984-85 Miners' Strike
    A Scottish Labour History Publication
  • Childhood and Death in Victorian England
    by Sarah Seaton
  • People, Places and Identities. Themes in British Social and Cultural History, 1700s-1980s
    Edited by Alan Kidd and Melanie Tebbutt
  • Anarchist Encounters: Russia In Revolution
    ed. AW Zurbrugg,

Events which may be of interest...

  • From 5th Oct 2018 to 31st Jan 2019
    Working Class Movement Library

    An exhibition to celebrate women achieving the first step toward equal voting rights with men after decades of struggle.