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Open Weekend at the Working Class Movement Library

At Salford’s incredible Working Class Movement Library there’s a treasure trove of books, pamphlets, badges and banners relating to the constant struggle of the working class to better itself against all the odds.

Now, thanks to a Heritage Lottery grant the Library is opening up its top collection to more people than ever before, starting with a free open weekend on 18th and 19th April 1pm-5pm, with formal tours of the Library at 2pm and 4pm both days…


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Working Class Movement Library
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Salford’s Working Class Movement Library holds information on:

• The trades and lives of people who worked in the past - brushmakers, silk workers, tailors, boilermakers and others
• Trade unions, where people have banded together to improve their working conditions
• Politics and campaigns, from Chartism to the General Strike and more recent protests
• Creativity and culture - drama, literature, music, art and leisure
• Important people who have led activist lives
• International events such as the Spanish Civil War, and aspects of Irish history

The Library is now regularly open to the public on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. At other times visitors are welcome to make appointments to view or use the collection. There’s also a new website http://www.wcml.org.uk/

Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford M5 4WX
Phone: 736 3601

Email: enquiries@wcml.org.uk


 

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