People’s history of Derbyshire Part I

Chapter Five

Chapter 5: “Peaceably, If We Can – Forcibly, If We Must”: trades unions, the working class and Chartism in Derbyshire in the struggle for economic and political liberty 1 The Birth of the Charter (1839) […]

People’s history of Derbyshire Part I

Chapter Six

The Golden Age of Empire – Derbyshire Trades Unionism 1848-1890 1 SUPER-PROFITS MEAN SUPER-WAGES A new generation of professional trades unionists 2 “DOING AWAY WITH PUBLIC-HOUSE CLUB HOUSES” The demise of the tramping system (1850-1913) […]

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Champion Ron

Ron Champion Champion grew up in Leeds and then went to Oxford University to read History, where he met his future wife, Barbara Auckland, who became a sub-editor on the Daily Worker. (See separate entry […]

Peoples' history of Derbyshire Part II

Chapter Eight

CHAPTER EIGHT                              CLASS WAR OR IMPERIALIST WAR?   THE DERBYSHIRE LABOUR MOVEMENT AND THE POLITICS OF 1914-1918   Illustration: graffiti made by conscientious objectors imprisoned in Long Eaton  1 The Unions at the outset of […]

People's history of Derbyshire Part III

Chapter Nine

CHAPTER NINE: REFORM OR REVOLUTION? CLASS POLITICS 1918-25                                                                               1 The 1918 general election   2          The revolutionary period 1919-21                        3          Battles on the economic front – from the war to the early twenties               […]

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People's history of Derbyshire Part IV

Appendices

  APPENDICES   APPENDIX ONE: OFFICERS OF LOCAL DERBY TRADE UNION ORGANISATIONS OFFICERS OF THE DERBY TRADES COUNCIL 1891-1975                                                                           Presidents                                        Vice Presidents                   1891                           James Wheeldon (Stonemasons)                     ? Hadley 1892                           ditto probably                                  […]

Peoples' history of Derbyshire Part II

Chapter Seven

CHAPTER SEVEN “THE WORKERS’ MOVEMENT TAKES ITS OWN COURSE” 1)  Out with the old – in with the new a) Social Conditions – 1890 to 19                     b) […]

People's history of Derbyshire Part III

Chapter Twelve

CHAPTER TWELVE  A PEOPLE’S WAR – A PEOPLE’S PEACE?   The Derbyshire Labour Movement: 1939-1945   For some, the summer of 1939 was a complex contradiction of international turmoil and domestic idyll. The TGWU District […]

People's history of Derbyshire Part IV

Chapter Thirteen

CHAPTER 13   THE MODERN ERA 1945-70    I     The overall political and economic situation                       2     The Labour Government’s economic policy 1947-50 3     The Cold War and the labour movement in Derbyshire           4     Political […]

People's history of Derbyshire Part III

Chapter Ten

CHAPTER 10 “NO SIGNS OF WEAKENING” –  THE GENERAL STRIKE OF 1926 IN DERBYSHIRE   “There were no signs of weakening. On the other hand more workers were coming out and joining the strike.” [1] […]