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Radical Tea Towel UK Blog

Finding the Chartists' Cave

Posted by Bea on 19th Sep 2018

On Saturday 8th September, three valiant members of the Radical Tea Towel team, Tim, Bea and Luke, plus Luke's brother Adam and Moss the dog, ventured forth in the wind and rain to find the Char … read more

Annie Kenney: Working Class Heroine

Posted by Pete on 13th Sep 2018

Across history, radical movements for democratic change have often been led by members of the upper classes. Middle-class Clement Attlee and Westminster-educated Tony Benn in the post-war Bri … read more

The Levellers: Radicals Before Their Time

Posted by Pete on 17th May 2018

"To the Memory of Private Biggs and Private Piggen. Executed like their Leveller Colleagues at Burford by Forces Loyal to Cromwell." - Plaque at Gloucester Green, Oxford I spent three yea … read more

The Irish and Chartist Alliance for Democracy

Posted by Pete on 10th Apr 2018

170 years ago today, on Kennington Common in Lambeth, South London (now known as Kennington Park), 25,000 'Chartists' met to make their demands for democratic reforms including universal suffrage. … read more