Tuesday, 26 June 2012

2012 Festival grows - and the sun shines!

The 2012 Women Chainmakers' Festival is over for another year. Bigger crowds, more tents and things to do - and the weather on the day was kind. 
This year's festival coincided with the unveiling of the Chainmakers' monument at the Mary Macarthur Memorial Gardens in Cradley Heath, and gave us the opportunity to march on the very streets that the women chainmakers' made their own in 1910.
Our friends at Union News covered the festival and their video can be seen here:

Thanks to all those unions that put so much energy - -and financial support - into making this years festival a success. And thanks too, to Sandwell Council who were so supportive of the event. Without you all, it just does not happen.
Alan Weaver
Festival Organiser

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