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Hidden histories

November 22nd, 2007

West Country working class history is getting a well-deserved airing tomorrow (Friday) at UNISON, Emperor Way, Exeter Business Park.

The fun starts, because fun it is, at 10am and lasts until 3.30pm in a free day-long conference, which aims to highlight the often hidden story of labour history.

According to the blurb: ‘The West Country has a rich history of working class and radical struggle. It is often hidden or lost amongst old minute books or in dusty attics. When uncovered it tells of brave acts of defiance and solidarity.’

And according to Nigel Costley, of the TUC: ‘The all-day event will give people practical advice about how to discover and store archives and will expose some of the fascinating stories that are often overlooked in the region’s history.’

To know how many people strove for so long may give a bit of perspective into our own position, so even if you don’t make it to the popular event, keep this in mind when you’re enjoying a paid holiday or other such benefit we take for granted.

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