THE HALIFAX CHARTISTS
Below are photographs of the headstones of the leading Halifax Chartists Ben Rushton and John Culpan. Buried next to Rushton was another leading local figure in the movement Christopher Shackleton - his headstone has not survived and a modern plaque marks his burial place. These Chartist graves can be found in Lister Lane Cemetery in Halifax. The photographs were taken by Stuart Wilkinson and are reproduced with his permission.
The Statue of Thomas Attwood
Unveiled in Birmingham in 1859; put into storage by the city council in 2008.
The Newport Mural
On the night of 3rd-4th November, 1839, upwards of twenty Chartists were killed in a confrontation with soldiers at Newport. The mural depicting these events in Newport was sadly demolished in October 2013.
The Monmouth Trials and the Newport Insurrection
The grave of Thomas Cooper
Statue of Feargus O'Connor, Arboretum Park, Nottingham, on an overcast day, February 2010
Launch of The Chartist Prisoners at Birmingham and Midland Institute, 14th September, 2008
The Chartist cottage at Dodford in Worcestershire. These photographs were taken shortly after the cottage was bought by the National Trust in 1997. The cottage has subsequently been restored to its original condition.
Chartism Day 1997
Presentation of The Duty of Discontent to Dorothy Thompson, University of Birmingham, January 1996