Sunday 28th April
Red Flag history walk exploring Salford’s rich radical history beginning at 10.45am from the Black lion public house, Chapel Street
This walk will include the famous Flat Iron Market, the General Strike of 1842, vegetarian Christians, Salford’s first birth control clinic, Salford’s Socialists, Votes for Women and the disturbances in Bexley Square in 1931.
“Salford is often overshadowed by Manchester yet it has a rich and diverse radical history of its own, which includes Chartism, trade unionism, Socialism, the suffrage movement and much else.”
In 1906 the painter Jack B Yeats brother of the poet W B Yeats described the Flat Iron Market in an article for the Manchester Guardian. “I think I should like to do all my marketing in the Flat Iron, for it is a real market, a place where you can swagger aloof if it suits your mind, or you can rub shoulders with the best of company, stopping occasionally to pass old-fashioned chaff”.
The walk will last 90 minutes. Advance booking is strongly recommended as here are a limited number of places available. To book in advance, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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