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ANNUAL CHARTIST CONVENTION, Newport, South East Wales

The 2015 Convention is being held at Newport Cathedral (St. Woolos) on Saturday 7th November
Registration opens at 9:30 am
The Convention starts at 10 am and closes 4:30 pm
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Programme Theme: AFTER THE ‘NEWPORT RISING’
Speakers include: Prof. Chris Williams, Les James, Peter Strong, David Osmond, Sarah Richards, Sarah Daly.
Chair: Dr. Elin Jones
Sessions focus on analysis and debate concerning the Chartist Trials at Monmouth, the transportation of John Frost, Zephaniah Williams and William Jones to Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania), Frost’s return from exile in 1856 and the forgotten fight for clemency by Mrs. Frost and her daughters.
Sarah Richards is speaking about the Women of the Frost Family (John Frost, the Newport Chartist).
During lunch, arrangements have been made for delegates who wish to climb the Cathedral tower (at a small additional fee).
Les James will launch his latest publication Render the Chartists Defenceless  (Publishers:Three Imposters, Newport) which deals with Frost’s treatment by the authorities and his encounter with Dr. McKechnie aboard the Mandarin convict ship.   Copies will be available for purchase.
PLEASE NOTE: At the end of the Convention (4:30 pm), a free guided CHARTIST WALK in the footsteps of the 1839 Chartist marchers will be led by Les James from Stow Hill to the Westgate Hotel.
(NB This is not connected to Civic Trust Cymru, the information is provided for information).

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