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SALFORD MAYOR UNVEILS KERSAL MOOR PLAQUE
 

Star date: 3rd May 2010

KERSAL MOOR PLAQUE UNVEILED IN CELEBRATION

A May Day weekend of Chartist celebrations ended today when a plaque to the brave Victorian vote fighters was unveiled by the Mayor of Salford on Kersal Moor, scene of huge demonstrations and rallies over 150 years ago.

The Kersal Moor Celebration drew crowds from throughout Salford and beyond, and was attended by tv star Maxine Peake, Graham Stringer MP,  Kay Phillips the Broughton general election candidate for Respect, and a host of local councillors. Meanwhile the Salford Star stall sold out of special
exclusive Salford Star ale, donated by Bazens Brewery.
 
More details and photos here…


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On 24th September 1838, Salford's biggest ever demonstration took place on Kersal Moor, when hundreds of thousands of people marched from all over the north west to demand the vote. Organised by the Chartists, the rally at the old racecourse on the Moor was the launchpad in Lancashire of the fight for democracy in England – which soon spread throughout the world (see here for more details)

For years local people have been campaigning for a plaque on Kersal Moor to commemorate the major turning point in British politics. Today that plaque was unveiled at 3pm by the Mayor of Salford who said that it was fitting such a memory was stirred in the week of the general election.

The Manchester Community Choir sang a special song, written for the Chartist rally by J.Wheeler in 1838, which has never been performed in public since that day.

The day also included games, a fancy dress competition, tunes by Besses Boys Band and stalls including one featuring giant copies of press reports of the Chartist rally from the Northern Star in 1838. The Salford Star did brisk business selling t-shirts and special Salford Star bottled beer donated by Salford's independent micro brewers, Bazens.

The unveiling of the plaque to the Chartists took centre stage – and this was a fitting celebration and commemoration of the fight for the vote and democracy.

See previous article here


 

Alice Searle wrote
at 12:41:57 on 10 May 2010
Thanks Salford Star for doing such a great report with picutes of this very significant event. The Friends of Kertsal Moor worked very hard to achieve recognition of this historic site and to get the funds for the plaque. We received the funding from Greening Greater Manchester for the plaque and for improvements to the paths of the Moor, and from the East Salford Budget group for the event. However, the actual demands for this recognition came from the Friends working with the Salford Rangers. It was a very grass roots activity with many local volunteers. We must remember that it is people power which can change things.
 
Alison Schultz wrote
at 12:25:50 on 08 May 2010
I enjoyed reading of this wonderful celebration. The history is very interesting. I am from South Africa and my sister, Jeni Webster sang in the choir.
 
Chrissie Gibson wrote
at 10:00:40 on 04 May 2010
Great event.
 
Albert Spiby wrote
at 21:35:28 on 03 May 2010
Many more pictures here... :) www.itookyourpic.com/events/chartists_kersal_moor
 
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