AUGUST 2013 – A WEEK OF COMMEMORATION OF THE GREAT RAILWAY STRIKE & UPRISING

Posted by on July 24, 2013

One hundred and two years since the great railway strike. One hundred and two years since troops opened fire on Llanelli strikers and their supporters, killing two & sparking an uprising against the bosses and military.

 

As every year, the Llanelli 1911 Committee is preparing to mark the occasion with a series of events:

 

WED 14 AUGUST

Poems & Pints – music and poetry of struggle & rebellion, with a railway strike theme! Beer & wine too!

Where: ‘The Club’ Queen Victoria Rd

When: 7.30pm ‘til late FREE

 

THURS 15 AUGUST

‘From the Great Unrest of 1911 to the Global Rebellions of 2013’

Where: Llanelli Rural Council Offices, Vauxhall

When: 5.00 – 7.00pm

A panel of writers, politicians & others discuss the significance of the 1911 events and compare the uprisings and revolutions currently sweeping the globe. Speakers will include Jonathan Edwards MP, John Edwards (author ‘Remembrance of a Riot’), Rob Griffiths (Author ‘Killing No Murder’), Tim Evans (author ‘The Great Unrest & a Welsh Town’) Chair: Alice Greenlees (Unison steward) There will be plenty of time for questions & contributions from the audience. Free tickets are limited. Ring Tim Evans on 0796 2804 452 to reserve tickets.

 

SAT 17 AUGUST

March, rally & graveside ceremony. Assemble Llanelli railway station 11.30 am. March will visit where the shooting took place. Rally in town centre. Wreath-laying ceremony at Box Cemetery. Cor Cochion choir will perform. Afterwards meet in Stamps pub town centre for after-march social.

 

If you’d like to get involved, we can be contacted on tim.l.evans@btinternet.com

 

 

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