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English labour movement festivals

2012 March 18
Wreathes at Levellers Day

Levellers' day wreathes

English Labour movement festivals and the past: commemorating defeat and creating martyrs, 2011

In a discussion of the labour movement summer festivals at Tolpuddle, Burston and Burford (Levellers’ day) the article explores what is really taking place and analyses the relationship between ‘alternative’  heritage and national themes.

The collection includes articles on a wide range of topics including the miners’ strike, industrial folk song,remembering the Haymarket anarchists, and the Durham miners’ gala.

 Heritage, Labour and the Working Classes (Key Issues in Cultural Heritage)  Routledge eds Laurajane Smith, Paul Shackel and Gary Campbell

Available from Routledge

 

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