Issues of the North West Labour History Journal

The latest issue, and back issues of many editions, of North West Labour History journal are available to order. Costs for each issue include postage.

Issue 42

In the latest issue of our magazine:

The ‘Real Rebels’ of the First World War by Alison Ronan

John Smethurst Interview - part 2

"We Only Want The Earth" A review by Stephen Rydzkowski

Remembering the Blanketeers Transcript of a talk given by Trevor Fisher

Strawberry Studios by Eddie Little

Betty Tebbs: A woman with no fear of the powerful by Linda Clair

A Mad Race for Armaments by David Hargreaves

Cinderella comes to Manchester by Chris Clayton

Workers’ Memorial Day by Paul Dennett

Mary Hardie Bamber 1874 – 1938 by James Rees

John Tocher and the limits of commitment by Geoff Brown

The Mosley Rally King's Hall Belle Vue, February 1933 by Bernard Rothman

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issue 41

In the latest issue of our magazine:

Jimmy Shand, Salford and the Spanish Civil War by Lee Richardson

From Canada to Salford:Salford’s Forgotten Pacifist MP by Christine Clayton

Winifred Mabel Letts: Poet Of Romance And War by Cynthia Greenwood

Guernica in Manchester (Re-Representation) by Tim Dunbar

The Battle of Belle Vue Street Remembered by Michael Bennett

Alan O’Toole Lost Historian: The Man Who Found Tressell’s Grave by Tony Wailey

The Stockport Socialist in the Easter rising by Robin Stocks

“All work most harmoniously together”: Hyde in the cotton famine 1861-1865 by Christine Clayton

The Voice Of Lancashire by Sacha  Ismail

Enid Stacy 1868-1903 by Rae Street

No Power on Earth: the story of James Hindle Hudson by Christine Clayton

Depicting the Battle of the Somme in Textile Lancashire by Alan Fowler & Terry Wyke

Love on the Dole by Charlie Fairhurst

150 years of Manchester & Salford Trades Council by Dennis Maginn


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issue 40

In the latest issue of our magazine:

James Keir Hardie by Christine Clayton

In Manchester I learned the Purpose John Trevor and the Labour Church by David Hargreaves

How valuable a source of history ordinary people are by Jim Leigh

Radical Readings by Royston Futter

Broadside Ballads - Nineteenth Century Ballads from Collections in Manchester by J.E. Reid

James Connolly in Salford by Eddie Little

Hope in the dark: the role of the radical bookshop by Mandy Vere

The Trials of Ernest Everett by Jeremy Hawthorn

Voting for Change: 150 years of radical movements, 1819 to 1969 by Harriett Beeforth

No Friends of State; Port City Writers and The Sea by Tony Wailey

Labour in Altrincham during the War Years, 1914 to 1918 by Colin Graham

Recollections of a Working Life by John Smethurst

May Day Festival 2015: Manchester Trades Council by Matthew Thompson

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Issue 39

1919 Race Riots In Liverpool Chloe Emmott

The beacon of hope: Hyndman Hall Keith Scholey

David Logan MP, Waiting for War: Liverpool 1939 John Davies

Robert Blatchford and the Pope: Ten Years in the Life of Robert Peel Blatchford David Hargreaves

Sam Fitton’s Christmas Cartoons in the First World War Alan Fowler and Terry Wyke

Opposing the Great War: The story of Harold Derbyshire (1894-1945)

Shadow of a Nation Letitia Anne Rhys

Life and Labour in Altrincham 1890 - 1914 Colin Graham

The Manchester No-Conscription Fellowship Maintenance Committee 1916-1918 Alison Ronan

Fascism and Anti Fascism on Merseyside during the 1930s Stuart Murphy

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Issue 38

The Beginning Peter Carter

Eric Leonard Taplin, 22 February 1925 – 22 September 2012 Sam Davies

Eric Taplin and the Founding of the North West Labour History Society Alan Fowler

Eric Taplin Francis Devine

The General Strike in Manchester Ruth and Eddie Frow

Blackpool: A miner’s daughter reflects on her first visit in 1930 Royce Turner and Andrea Wingfield

How Did the American Civil War Affect the Lancashire Cotton Industry? Bill Pearson

The Costs of War: Living in the Lancashire Coalfield 1943-1944 John Davies

’Much more must be done to save the Spanish Republic’: The Liverpool labour movement and the Spanish Civil War Richard Ryan Dublin Lock Out 1913 Chris Clayton

The Mason and Wheeldon Families’ Fight For Justice Pat Bowker

The Parentages of Edward Whittle and Margaret McKay Edward J. Davies

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Issue 37

Looking Beyond the Obvious: A photograph and the story of a strike and of strikes yet to come Andrew Simpson

‘This Was a Man ...’: Mr John Walsh of Liverpool and the Postmen’s Federation, 1854–1927 Francis Devine

Annie Marland: Popular organiser for the Women’s Trade Union League Alice Lock

Doing it the hard way! A Staff Photographer’s life at the Manchester Evening News Bob Corfield

Fractured, fragile, creative: A brief analysis of wartime friendships between provincial women anti-war activists, 1914-1918 Alison Ronan

Remembering Michael Prendergast and John William Sutcliffe Jeremy Hawthorn

Nelson ILP Clarion House Centenary

World War Two: On the Back Benches 1942 – JJ (Joe) Tinker John Davies

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issue 36

The Liverpool General Transport Strike, 1911 Eric Taplin

An Unexpected Link with the 1911 Liverpool Transport Strike Bob Hayes

So Why Not Have a Go? The Liverpool transport strikes of 1911 Jeremy Hawthorn

‘Rid The World’: Tom Mann and the 1911 Liverpool Transport Strike – Unity Theatre, Liverpool, March 2011 Pat Bowker

‘Cribbed, Cabined and Confined’ – Manchester United’s union ‘Outcasts’ of 1909 Lynette Cawthra

A History of News From Nowhere, Liverpool’s Radical and Community Bookshop Mandy Vere

The Asian Youth Movement in Manchester Anandi Ramamurthy

Rowdyism versus Respectability’: Liverpool and Belfast’s experiences of Protestant street preaching during the Edwardian period Gareth Jenkins

Evacuation from Liverpool in World War Two: A view from below John Davies

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issue 35

Brother Smethurst Francis Devine

Pacifism and Socialism in Hyde during the Great War Christine Clayton

Saving infant life in Bolton: Women co-operators to the rescue Mary Mullen

Death of an Auxiliary Eddie Little

Working-Class Culture in the 1930s: ‘Going to the dogs’, David Logan MP, unemployment, gambling and greyhound racing John Davies

Making Masculinities: Boy’s football in Bolton in the 1920s Dr. Peter Swain

The Weavers’ Triangle – Preserving Burnley’s textile heritage Brian Hall

Symbolism in Trade Union Emblems at WCML Hazel Bowden

Archaeological Investigations of Workers’ Housing in Manchester Norman Redhead

John Smethurst 1934 – 2010: ‘A Man of the Left’

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Issue 34

Two Cocks on the Dunghill Penny Young

The General Strike 1926: Some Catholic Responses, Cardinal Francis Bourne,
John Wheatley MP, James Sexton MP and Joseph Tinker MP
John Davies

The Radical Press Gang ... Stephen Kingston

Working-Class Heroes: Researching First World War Working-Class Soldiers Larysa Bolton

Voices Magazine: A Cultural History Antony Rowland

Philip Snowden’s dramatic conversion to socialism in 1893: A literary examination Tristan Bunnell

Seth Sagar’s Memoirs: Part II

The Plastic Bizzies: Part II John Lafferty

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Issue 33

Ruth Frow: A life in Labour History John Smethurst, Eric Taplin, Pat Bowker

No Place for a Lady: How the unions tried to keep women out of office – a case study of Alice Foley Joyce Whitehead

One Woman’s Story – September 1985 Marge Short

Seth Sagar’s memoirs – part 1

‘The power to get things changed!’: Ellen Tooley, Eccles’ First Woman Councillor Veronica Trick

The Politics of Pauperism in Salford in the 1920s John Henry

Mothers and Daughters: Working Class Women, Liverpool 1900-1940 – an oral history John Davies

Obituary: John (‘Jack’) Edward Washington

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Issue 32

Who makes the Nazis? North west experiences of the New Party, 1931-32 Matthew Worley

Manchester, Liverpool and slavery Marika Sherwood

Public history and the past: slavery memorials in Lancaster Hilda Kean

Whose heritage? Adrian Mellor

Cross-party support to save historic youth hostel Bob Abel

Tameside oral history project Alice Lock

The plastic bizzies John Lafferty

Liverpool Love Lane Refinery Lives Ron Noon

Ethel Carnie Holdsworth: her place in the Lancashire protest tradition and her distinctive propaganda style Roger Smalley

A curious commemoration Bob Hayes

Working-class women, Liverpool: Education, 1910-1930 – an oral history John Davies

Michael Davitt, labour and the Irish question John Dunleavy

The story of a Socialist Sunday School banner Gina Bridgeland

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Issue 31

The Strange Death of Liberal England John Garrard

Liverpool dockworkers during the First World War Eric Taplin

Davitt remembered: celebrating his life, 1846–1906, in his centenary year Kathleen Lindsay

Opening up the people’s past to the people Naomi Symes

Merseyside Labour: influences on the electoral performance of the Labour Party on Merseyside, 1918–1939 Sam Davies and Bob Morley

John B Smethurst: a celebration Pat Bowker

Ermen and Engels John B Smethurst

John B Smethurst and the North West Labour History Group Eric Taplin

Friends of Manchester Centre for Regional History Mike Rose

Radical tourism Peter Clark

Liverpool working-class women and World War Two: an oral history John Davies

Preserving the past for the future Andrew Schofield

With panache and probity: Barry Williams’ and the progressive movement Jo Stanley

Edmund Frow: centenary Bob Hayes

Bittersweet pensioner stories Ron Noon

The litigious consequences of Mr Cube Ron Noon

Joseph Williamson: the Mole of Edge Hill Norma White

Bolton Socialist Club's centenary at Wood Street Denis Pye

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Issue 30

Bolton Socialist Party and Club: 100 Years at Wood Street, 1905-2005 Denis Pye

‘Not all gloom and doom’: seafaring on the Cape Mail during apartheid Mary Spreadbury

Tameside’s Local Studies and Archives move to new purpose-built centre Maureen Burns

Working together’: intercultural exchange contributes to successful European worker representation Christiane Horstenkamp

‘Joseph Rayner Stephens has not fared well at the hands of the historians’: a reappraisal on the bicentenary of his birth Bob Hayes

Nelson ILP Clarion House: a remarkable survivor Chris Clegg

The TEMP manifesto Steve Higginson and Tony Wailey

Hazard! Health in the workplace over 200 years Lynda Jackson

Michael Davitt: Irish patriot and campaigner for social justice Chris Clegg

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Issue 29

Voices, Votes and Mock Turtle Soup: Liverpool’s Socialist Women 1893 – 1914 Krista Cowman

‘Good men’: The history and culture of Liverpool Dockworkers Francis Kenny

A Message From Mab: The Manchester working class and its attachment to Percy Bysshe Shelley in the early nineteenth century Michael Bush

The 1945 Manchester Waterproof Clothing Workers’ Strike: Achieving success without traditional trade union support Viv Mackay

Manchester and Salford Film Society Janette Martin

Pedal Power ... The continuing journey of the National Clarion Cycling Club Richard Povall; original songs by Rebekah Hughesand Richard Povall

Message in a Saddlebag Richard Povall

Heritage, Commemoration and Interpretation: Labour and radical movements and the built environment Bob Hayes

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Issue 28

Mary Gawthorpe: A Suffragette in America Gail Malmgreen

‘Dear Sisters of the Earth’: The Public Voice of Manchester Women at the Time of Peterloo Michael Bush

Eva Gore-Booth Michael Herbert

‘We Won’t Pay’

‘Was There Another England?’ Joan Littlewood in Manchester Ben Harker

‘Smile, please!’ Women Workers’ Place in North West Studio Photography 1850-1950 Jo Stanley

The March of the Women

The Women’s Peace Crusade in Manchester: June-September 1917 Alison Ronan

The Complete Text of Hannah Eileen Murphy

Writing Hannah Eileen Murphy

‘A Democracy of Working Women’: The Women’s Co-operative Guild

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Issue 27

Fighting Deportations and for Family Unity in Greater Manchester – The Early History Steve Cohen

Anti-Fascism in the North West: 1976-1982 Dave Renton

Malcolm X in Manchester and Sheffield Marika Sherwood

Gender, Class and Political Activism in the North West: Labour Women’s Organisation in the 1970s Margaret Creear

My Seventies Bernadette Hyland

Children of the Ghetto: The Story of The Real Thing Dave Haslam

A Continued Commitment to Socialism: Jim Allen’s Television Drama in the 1970s Andy Willis

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised? The Manchester Film and Video Workshop John Crumpton

The Revolution in High Lane? Direct Action Community Politics in Manchester in the 1970s Brian Doherty

The Possibilities of Print: The Alternative Press in the North West during the 1970s Bob Dickinson

The Spanner to the Root Ernie Dalton

Putting a Spanner Up NAFF Don Watson

Music Force CP Lee

Northern England Dreams in Republican Spain Jo Stanley

Ewan MacColl: The Debate Ben Harker and CP Lee

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Issue 26

Grass Eye: The story of an underground newspaper Bob Dickinson

The Campaign for Democratic Socialism 1960-1964: An Assessment Richard Gorton

From Gentlemen’s Club to Folk Festival: The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in Manchester, 1958-1963 Holger Nehring

Television Drama and Social Change: Jim Allen in the 1960s Andrew Willis

Ewan MacColl – The people’s friend? CP Lee

Liverpool in the 1960s: Counter-cultural struggles on the Mersey Jo Stanley

The Music of the People – The Manchester Folk Scene: A very personal and
perhaps coloured memoir
Mike Harding

Communist Party Biographical Project. Communism and the British Labour Movement: A prosopographical analysis, September 1999 – August 2001 Andy Flinn

Material on the North West in the 1960s at the Pumphouse People’s History Museum Phil Dunn

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