Edward Carpenter

The Friends of Edward Carpenter are a small group of people who are dedicated to establishing a permanent memorial to Edward Carpenter in Sheffield City Centre, recognising his historical and social importance and unique association with the city. Edward Carpenter (1844 -1929) was a significant cultural and political activist, who advocated the ‘Simplification of Life’ and put his beliefs into practice. He campaigned throughout his life on … Continue reading Edward Carpenter

Maxine Peake and the SSLH support the WCML

The Society has issued a a letter in support of the Working Class Movement Library in Salford after recent accusations made in an election pamphlet by Robin Garrido. Garrido, a councillor and leader of Salford Conservative party, claims that the WCML “is not a proper accessible library, you need to make an appointment to visit. Also you can’t borrow books like you can at an ordinary library.” … Continue reading Maxine Peake and the SSLH support the WCML

175 years of the People’s Charter

At the time of writing, seventy-five MPs have signed an Early Day Motion proposing that the House of Commons celebrates the 175th anniversary of the launch of the People’s Charter in 1838. Signatories include MPs from the Conservative, Democratic Unionist, Labour, Liberal Democrat, Plaid Cymru, Scottish Nationalist, and Social Democratic and Labour parties. The motion, whose primary sponsor is Dr Hywel Francis (MP for Aberavon), … Continue reading 175 years of the People’s Charter