Friedrich Engels came to Salford in 1842 at age 22 and stayed originally for only two years. But still managed to write a book that shook the country. He came back to Salford in 1850, this time staying for twenty years, during which time he managed to write a small book that shook the world to its very foundations.
He's the one man who can claim to be as big as Jesus and John Lennon… and it all started in Weaste!
Are you ready for Freddy?
FRED ENGELS IN SALFORD
A talk by Stephen Kingston, editor of Salford Star
Working Class Movement Library,
Jubilee House, 51 The Crescent, Salford M5 4WX
2pm Wednesday 13th October 2010 Free
Further details: www.wcml.org.uk
0161 736 3601
Upcoming talks at the WCML…
27th October 2pm – The Black Presence in Salford 1840-1919: Bill Williams
10th November 2pm – Commemorating Mining in Salford: Paul Kelly
24th November 2pm Manchester Ship Canal and Docks: Glen Atkinson
8th December 2pm – Transport in Salford: Reshaping localities and local experience; Bob Jeffery
Engels illustration by Melanie McPhail