Sunday, October 28, 2007

CHARTIST ANCESTORS – pioneers of democracy in Wales

Saturday November 3rd 11am to 5pm

Free Admission
at St. Mary’s Institute, Stow Hill (next door to Westgate Hotel)

168th Anniversary of the Chartist Rising in November 1839

ENJOY A DAY of local stories – step into early Victorian Newport Monmouthshire

DISCOVER how descendants have found their Chartist roots
Guarantee your seat! Contact _pat.drewett@ntlworld.com_
( or tel 01633 677783

11.00 Introduction Coffee available from 10.45

11.10 The Chartist Story - Pat Drewett & Kim
11.40 Newport in 1839 - Colin Gibson & Les James
12.00 - 12.45 Chartist walk - Westgate to Chartist mural

LUNCH (Either bring a packed lunch or obtain from retailers in vicinity)

13.30 Keynote speaker: Paul Flynn, MP for Newport West
13.45 Our Chartist Ancestors -- descendants reveal their family
William Ferriday, one of the Chartists killed at the Westgate.
John Lovell, of Newport, wounded at the Westgate, charged with high
John Frost, transported to Tasmania for high treason
James Horner, shoemaker, publican and Chartist organiser in Newport
Wright Beatty, Newport coal trimmer, 3 years hard labour for firing at the
John Partridge, Chartist printer in Newport, six months hard labour
Thomas Phillips, Mayor of Newport in 1839, knighted for his action on the

15.15 Tea break

15.45 'Brain's Trust' - Experts answer questions about how to
find out about the people of the Chartist era
Rachael Anderton (Newport Museum),
Peter Brown (University of Wales, Newport),
Colin Gibson (Gwent Record Office),
John Humphries (author of ‘The Man from the Alamo’)
Alun Prescott (Newport City Library)

16. 45 Conclusion – film (courtesy of Glyn Walters) showing 1988
unveiling of the memorial stone at St. Woolos Cathedral by Alexander Cordell.

‘Chartist Ancestors’ is hosted by Accent Newport Trust, which is promoting
development of a Chartist Heritage Centre in St. Mary’s Institute, and the
event is supported by HERIAN (Heritage in Action); the University of Wales,
Newport; the Newport Chamber of Trade; the Newport Museum & Art Gallery;
Newport City Library; Gwent Record Office; Gwent Local History Council.

Sunday November 4th 2007 – Guided Coach tour around Chartism sites across SE Wales

Depart St Woolos Cathedral, Newport Mon at 10am

Tour to include sites such as
Malpas Court (the home of Thomas Prothero),
Pontypool Park (the Hanbury estate),
various sites in Blaina and Nantyglo, the
Shire Hall in Monmouth (where the chartists were found guilty of treason in
and river front in Chepstow from where John Frost, Zephaniah Williams
and William Jones left on their journey to Australia.

Arrive back to St Woolos Cathedral, Newport at 4pm in time for the ceremony
to the unknown Chartists that will take place in the Cathedral grounds at

Places are limited – booking is essential. Tickets are £7 per person –
covering the coach and specialist guides. Bring your own lunch.

To book complete the form below and send to
Heritage in Action,
Ynysfach Engine House,
Ynysfach Road,
Merthyr Tydfil CF48 1AG.
Phone 01685 723968
from overseas
+44 1685 723968
or e mail _info@herian.org_ ( for more information.

Name: ______________________________
Number of Tickets for the Chartist Coach Tour: __________
Address: ___________________________________________________
Phone Number: ______________________________________________
Make cheques payable to HERIAN


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