Up Then Brave Women: Manchester’s Radical Women, 6pm 14 November City Library

Come along to City Library to our next event! Local historian Michael Herbert discusses his new book Up Then Brave Women: Manchester’s Radical Women, 1819-1918.

Leaflet for the Great Suffrage Demonstration, 1908 (GB127.M50/1/11/3)

Leaflet for the Great Suffrage Demonstration, 1908 (GB127.M50/1/11/3)

The book celebrates the involvement of Manchester women in Chartism, trade unionism and the Co-operative movement and also in the long struggle for Votes for Women from 1868 to 1918.

Wednesday 14 November 6-7pm Becker Room, City Library, 151 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WD

FREE – no booking required. Just turn up!

Lydia Becker, 1890 (m72283)
Lydia Becker, 1890 (m72283)

The event takes place in City Library’s Becker Room, named after Lydia Becker, a leading Manchester suffragette. Original archives will be on display.

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Archives+ will offer a wonderful, purpose-built showcase and repository for the region's archive and family history. The Archives+ partnership will build on the appetite and demand for accessible community history and personal heritage. This one-stop-shop will make it easier than ever before to find what you're looking for. The main partners in Archives+ are: • Greater Manchester County Record Office (Association of Greater Manchester Authorities) • Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives (Manchester City Council) • North West Film Archive (Manchester Metropolitan University) • Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre & Education Trust (University of Manchester) • Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society • BFI Mediatheque • Manchester Registration Service (Historic Registers) Displays and exhibitions will explore the rich collections to tell the stories of Manchester’s people and communities. You'll find all the local and family history resources you're used to, from books, maps and original materials to self-service digitised items and online resources like ancestry.com. Archives+ will bring history to life using interactive exhibits, sound and vision. Its focus will be on telling stories and helping us to identify with our past. Our history isn't just about the great and the good, it's about personal testimony from ordinary people: a child in the cotton mill, the navvy, the land girl.

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