Saturday 5 November – 11.00am startSt. Mary’s Institute, Stow Hill, NP20 1JJ
A Newport surgeon (Roger Morgan, re-enactor) will report on the injuries sustained in Newport on the morning of November 4th, 1839 and demonstrate how the wounded were treated.
And there will be ‘time travelling’ lecturers with ‘magic lantern slides’:
Karin Molson, on behalf of Shire Hall ‘Campaign’ Project, will show DVDs made with young people involved in ’active citizenshi’ that has been inspired by the Chartist Story.
Colin Gibson (archivist) on the survival and importance of Chartist Trial documents that Gwent Archives have been digitising during 2011.
Ruth Waycott and Les James, authors of a new book – Voices for the Vote: Chartism in south Wales – about the struggles of the Chartists to gain free speech and political rights for all.
Soup, rolls, coffee, tea available at good prices.
The Convention has no dealings with Truck or Tommy (Company) shops.
2.00pm at Newport Museum and Art Gallery
– The South Wales Record Society is launching its latest volume, William Downing Evans (1811-97): Poetry and Poverty in Nineteenth-Century Newport. Authors, Ian and Wendy Dear, will be talking about this Newport man who lived through the Chartist era and was local Registrar and Clerk to the Poor Law Guardians for half a century and strove to improve the town’s sanitation.