Expert outreach/Wikipedian in Residence at the National Library of Wales/Welsh Chartism Edit-a-thon

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Welcome to the event page for the Welsh Chartism Edit-a-thon, which is being arranged by the [w:Wikipedian in Residence Wikipedian in Residence] at the [wikipedia:National Library of Wales National Library of Wales] and [w:Gwent Gwent] Archives
The event will be held at Gwent Archives, Ebbw Vale on 21st of September 2015.

Welsh Chartism Edit-a-thon - In a nutshell

  • Where?: Gwent Archives, Ebbw Vale
  • When?: 21st September, 10am - 4pm
  • Point of contact: Wikipedian in Residence at National Library of Wales, Jason Evans -
  • Twitter: @wiki_nlw
  • Cost: Free - Including refreshments.
  • How do I sign up?: email or sign up below
  • What to bring: Laptop (or make request to borrow one)
A Chartism Riot
Riots at the Westgate Hotel, Newport

Theme[edit | edit source]

Chartism was a working-class movement for political reform in Britain which existed from 1838 to 1858. It took its name from the People's Charter of 1838 and was a national protest movement, with particular strongholds of support in Northern England, the East Midlands, the Staffordshire Potteries, the Black Country and the South Wales Valleys. Support for the movement was at its highest in 1839, 1842 and 1848 when petitions signed by millions of working people were presented to the House of Commons. Of particular importance to Wales was the [w:Newport Rising Newport Rising]. The Newport Rising was the last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in Great Britain when, on 4 November 1839, somewhere between 1,000 and 5,000 Chartist sympathisers, led by John Frost, marched on the town of Newport, Monmouthshire

Participants[edit | edit source]

Work done[edit | edit source]

How Do I Prepare?[edit | edit source]

  • Bring your own laptop (or request to borrow one via the email address above)

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