Sunday, September 25, 2016


Saturday, 29th October, 2016
 Sponsors: Labour Heritage; Essex Labour Campaign Forum
at The Labour Hall, Collingwood Road, Witham, Essex CM8 2EE 
(adjacent to Witham railway station)
  10.30 – 11.00 a.m.      Conference assembles (tea and coffee will be provided) 
11.00 – 11.10 a.m.      Chair’s opening remarks – Charles Cochrane, Chair, Essex Labour Campaign Forum 
11.10 – 12.05 p.m.      The Left in the mid-20th Century and the Role of Aneurin Bevan
                                    Francis Beckett (Labour historian and author) 
12.05 – 1.00 p.m.        Ireland – the 1916 Rising and Social Progress
                                    Ivan Gibbons (former Director of Irish Studies at St. Mary’s University Twickenham, and Director of the Irish Cultural Centre, Hammersmith)
1.00 – 2.00 p.m.          Lunch, arranged by the Essex Labour Campaign Forum. 
2.00 – 2.45 p.m.          George Lansbury and the 1921 Poplar Rates Dispute
                                    Chris Sumner (George Lansbury Memorial Trust) 
2.45 – 3.30 p.m.          A Life in the Labour Movement
                                    Stan Newens
(former MP, MEP and Labour historian)
3.30 – 3.55 p.m.          Discussion and suggestions 
3.55 – 4.00 p.m.          Conclusion of the Conference

"The Conference is completely open and friends, relatives and acquaintances are welcome, whatever their political allegiances.  Questions and other contributions will be invited from the floor, lunch will be provided by the Essex Labour Campaign Forum and the cost is included in the registration fee (£8 per person)... Those not previously registered can pay at the door, provided there are places, but pre-booking* is advisable – particularly for catering purposes."
*Contact details available from the sponsors or

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