Friday, 21 October 2011

Iron Ladies of Cradley Heath, 1910

This weekend on Saturday 22nd October the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley, near Birmingham, is holding an event to celebrate the 1910 Cradley Heath Women's Chainworkers Strike.

The Museum recalls the fight of the Cradley Heath Women Chainmakers, who in 1910 went on strike for ten weeks and were successful in winning the first ever minimum wage.

The day will feature a procession of flags, street entertainment, music, crafting activities and theatre from local performers, along with stirring speeches. This annual event will ensure the legacy of the Cradley Heath Women Chainmakers lives on.

For more information on the BCLM, see their website at

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