HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
FRED ENGELS IN SALFORD
 

From Salford Star issue 6 Winter 2007

ARE YOU READY FOR FREDDY?

How Salford Changed The World...

The Salford Star, with funding from the Lipman-Miliband Trust, commissioned Matt Carroll, of the famous Central Station design team, to produce a special limited edition poster of Fred Engels which appeared in issue 6.

Click here to see the poster in larger format and to read about Fred's influence on the world, plus his fave things...


CHE ENGELS COIN ENGELS COIN
ENGELS COVER ENGELS DRAWINGS ENGELS DRAWINGS
ENGELS BANKNOTE ENGELS STAMP
click image to enlarge

Without Salford there would have been no Russian revolution, no Che Guevara, no Fidel Castro…and no John Lennon singing `We all wanna change the w-u--r-r-ld'

Fred Engels came to work at his dad's mill in Weaste because he knew that the area was right at the cutting edge of everything. Salford and Manchester were the world's first industrial cities, with all the associated social problems and political reactions – mass Chartist rallies, the Peterloo Massacre, the centre of trade unionism and in the year he arrived, mass strikes in the mills repressed by troops and the police. It was kicking off all over the place. If anywhere was ripe for revolution it was here…

Karl Marx was sat in London absolutely skint. He wouldn't have been able to write the Communist Manifesto or Das Kapital without Engels subbing him all the time. Marx would have had to get a job stacking shelves in Netto or something. But the money that Engels sent him came from the profits at his dad's Victoria Millthe sweat of Salford's workers paid for these history changing books to be written.

Engels wouldn't have been able to write the groundbreaking Conditions of the Working Class In England without being taken around those areas by Mary Burns. They say that if you can't change your doorstep you can't change the world. Mary Burns showed Fred the social horror on her doorstep which led to him igniting the flame that inspired over fifty workers' revolutions across the globe.

ENGELS TRIVIA...

Favourite Virtue: Jollity

Favourite Virtue in a Man: To mind his own business

Idea of Happiness: A bottle of wine

Aversion: Stuck up women

Hero: None

Favourite Flower: Bluebell

Motto: Take it easy

As told to Karl Marx's daughter, Eleanor, in 1860

To get an original Matt Carroll poster of Engels buy the last few copies of issue 6  here...

To read Part 1 of Engels in Salford click here

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Who was Mary Burns?

D Boyes wrote
at 8:44:51 AM on Thursday, May 26, 2011
fROM THE WORLD'S FIRST INDUSTRIAL CITY , TO A JOBLESS, HOPELESS , STINKING CESSPIT HELLHOLE OF GREED AND CORRUPTION . . SIMPLY BEYOND BELIEF .
 
Emma vd Steen wrote
at 3:30:34 PM on Thursday, January 13, 2011
Dear people of the Stanford Star, Doing research on the early industrialization of the German twin cities Barmen and Elberfeld, I landed on your webpages with articles on "Fred" Engels' time in Stanford, from 2007. First of all I want to make you a big compliment for this speedy, modern piece revealing Engels in a very fresh way. The quotations of some of his lines were an eye-opener, it almost makes me decide to start reading Das Kapital. I used some of the lines for the english Wikipedia Article on Engels (with references). If you donot agree, please tell, so I can delete the lines. Second: is there any chance, I could get this lovely poster ? At the moment I'm partly living in Wuppertal and notice, not much is being tributed here to this great thinker-mover-doer (whatever one's opinion on his opinions is, to my opinion no one can say he wasn't a great thinker.) Third: do you know websites were more is showed about Engels' time in manchester / Stanford ? Thanks a lot, have a great 2011, Emma vd Steen Wuppertal / Amsterdam
 
Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
Salford Star Hoodies
Salford Star contact
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: SALFORD CITY MAYOR MISLEADING STATEMENTS ON DEVELOPER CASH
Give us a breakdown on what fees have been paid in the last 3 years. And from which development. Also a breakdown on how many affo... [more]
article: DISABLED PEOPLE AGAINST THE CUTS STAGE SCRAP UNIVERSAL CREDIT PROTEST IN MANCHESTER
Esther Mcvey has said on more than one occasion that she will not change Universal credit. Seem she is scared of Iian Duncan-Smit... [more]
article: IS IRLAMS O’ TH’ HEIGHT THE HARDEST PLACE TO SPELL IN BRITAIN?
I have to agree with you that IRLAMS O’ TH’ HEIGHT probably is the hardest name place to spell correctly in Britain. I am here, vi... [more]
article: SALFORD COUNCIL BANNER DECLARES ‘TRANSPARENCY’ DESPITE EVERYTHING BEING SECRET
It has to be stopped. Agree with Mary Ferrer.... [more]
article: OVER 1500 SALFORD PEOPLE SIGN PETITION AGAINST BUILDING IN BUILE HILL PARK
When the foundation put their plan forward they should have made it clear they didn't have the money to renovate the Mansion.Or di... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

SALFORD CITY MAYOR MISLEADING STATEMENTS ON DEVELOPER CASH

Star date: 19th April 2018

AS £5.5MILLION AVOIDED BY DEVELOPERS SALFORD MAYOR SAYS IT'S A 'MYTH'!

In the latest issue of Salford Council's propaganda mag, Life in Salford, Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, has denounced the "myth" that "developers don't contribute money to the city. It's simply not true" he says.

Yes, they do contribute some money but they also avoid millions of pounds in payments and provision of affordable housing. Indeed, Salford Star analysis shows that developers avoided almost £5.5million in payments last year, as the Mayor only tells half the truth.

Full details here...

DISABLED PEOPLE AGAINST THE CUTS STAGE SCRAP UNIVERSAL CREDIT PROTEST IN MANCHESTER

Star date: 18th April 2018

STOP AND SCRAP UNIVERSAL CREDIT WITH NO EVICTIONS STATE GROUPS

Today, in St Peter's Square Manchester, around half a dozen campaign groups took part in a Disabled People Against the Cuts national day of action calling for Universal Credit to be stopped and scrapped.

Chalk slogans covered the square, speeches were made condemning the affect of the discredited benefit and a giant letter was handed into Manchester City Council calling for 'No evictions' as a result of Universal Credit payment delays.

Full details here...

SALFORD NURSERY CAMPAIGNERS TAKE FIGHT TO PARLIAMENT

Star date: 18th April 2018

FIGHT FOR THE FIVE CAMPAIGNERS HEAD TO WESTMINSTER

A coach load of Save Our Nursery campaigners will be heading to Parliament next Wednesday 25th April for a meeting with MPs in the Palace of Westminster and to urge the Government to be flexible over its new funding formula.

It is also hoped that Labour Party Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, will pressure Theresa May to respond at Prime Minister's Question Time on the same day.

Full details here...

HUGE PAY RISES FOR SALFORD CITY COUNCIL OFFICERS

Star date: 17th April 2018

ASSISTANT DIRECTORS TO GET HUGE PAY RISES

Cash-strapped Salford City Council is to give huge pay rises to senior officers after a 'job evaluation exercise' moved them well up the pay scale. It follows the resignation of the Director of Finance and Corporate Business, and spreading the majority of his salary amongst other re-titled roles.

The Salford Star believes the officers are in line to share around £54,000 between them.

Full details here...

HOMELESS KITCHEN AND PROTEST IN MANCHESTER WHILE SALFORD AIMS TO GIVE HOMELESS A VOTE

Star date: 16th April 2018

HOMELESS IN SALFORD CAN STILL REGISTER TO VOTE AS PROTEST HITS MANCHESTER

Today the Salford Unemployed and Community Resource Centre is urging homeless people to get in touch in order to register to vote as it's the last day to do so tomorrow.

Meanwhile, yesterday a food kitchen and sound system happened in Piccadilly Gardens as a party protest against homelessness... "I have spoken to Andy Burnham and I don't think he is going to accomplish his mission to stop homelessness by 2020" said organiser Emma Mohareb.

Full details here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx