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Friday 26th July 2019

1301st   Luncheon

Royston Futter



"The Working Class Movement Library in Salford"


The Holiday Inn.   25 Aytoun Street, Manchester M1 3AE
for Sat Navs use M1 3DT


Luncheon sponsored by a member

Based in a former nurses’ home just a 15 minute walk from Manchester city centre, the Working Class Movement Library is a charity with a social conscience and a fascinating history.

The Library started life in the 1950s as the personal collection of Edmund and Ruth Frow. The founders were proud that their love of books created a unique and valuable resource for people wanting to know more about working people’s lives and political beliefs.

By the 1980s their house was at bursting point and so Salford Council agreed to house the magnificent library in a Victorian building called Jubilee House on the Crescent in Salford. The collection has been here ever since. Our collection captures many points of view to tell the story of Britain's working classes from the beginning of industrialisation to the present day.

Our oldest items date from the 1760s. From the 1820s we have some of the earliest trade union documents to have survived.   We have artefacts about the Peterloo massacre of 1819 as well as fascinating insights into the lives of the Suffragettes. We have moving accounts of life on the front line in the Spanish Civil War as  well as the real life stories of tradesmen and women struggling to make ends meet.

We’re a living collection, growing all the time with fascinating donations from campaigners, activist groups and unions


Closing date for applications for this luncheon is Tuesday 16th July 2019




Grilled Bacon Chop,

.Mustard mash, vegetables & Parsley Sauce.


Baked Fillet of Sea Bream with Roasted Courgettes, Aubergines & Salsa Verde.

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Vegetarian     .Beetroot & Goats Cheese Tortellini, Wilted Spinnach, Sage & Pine nut Sauce.  Vegetarian



.Mango & Passion Fruit Cheesecake, Summer Berries.


Warm Treacle Tart, Clotted Cream

or Fresh Fruit Salad

or Ice Cream


Coffee or Tea