Friday, 1 September 2017

The plaque commemorating the Battle of Bexley Square, Salford in October 1931

Taken from the Unite Rebel Road project.

The Battle of Bexley Square, Salford in October 1931

This plaque is on a wall in Bexley Square in front of old Salford Town Hall. 

The 1920s and 30s was an era of mass unemployment. On 1 October 1931, 10,000 unemployed men and women marched to Salford Town Hall at Bexley Square. As campaigners tried to hand in a petition protesting against means-tested benefits and unemployment they were met with awful violence from the very men charged with protecting their liberty.


Take a look at the cinematic coverage at:- 

One of those arrested on the day was Eddie Frow, who later established with his wife Ruth, the Working Class Movement Library

Please credit this photograph to Tony Shaw, a Unite Community member from Mytholmroyd. 

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