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Last updated:02 February 2018

'Any help possible will be given': the work of the Manchester and Salford Women's Trade Union Council 1895-1919

Event location: Working Class Movement Library

Date: 10th Mar 2018

Event time: 14:00 to 17:00

This event will celebrate the deposit at the Library of the original handwritten minutes of the Manchester and Salford Women's Trade Union Council (MSWTUC) by the Mary Quaile Club, which came across them during research into the life of Mary Quaile, an organiser for the Council 1911-1919. They are an invaluable record of the work done by Mary and others to organise low-paid women into trade unions in Manchester.

The speakers will include Maggie Cohen, chair of the WCML Trustees, and Bernadette Hyland from the Mary Quaile Club, who has transcribed the entire set of minutes (130,000 words) for a Web site on the MSWTUC: http://www.mswtuc.co.uk.

The event is free and has been organised jointly by the Mary Quaile Club and the Library.  Advance booking is advised - please email trustees@wcml.org.uk

This event is part of Wonder Women 2018, a special edition of Manchester’s annual radical feminist festival, marking 100 years since some women first won the right to vote in Britain. Explore the full programme running throughout March at creativetourist.com/wonderwomen.

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