Past Events

This page contains information about past events arranged by the Nottinghamshire and Derbyhire Labour History Society. The flyers reproduced below have been used to advertise our meetings.

Local Conscientious Objectors and how the state treated them

Our June 2017 meeting  welcomed three speakers; Lyn from CND, James from Chesterfield Trades Council and Matthew from Derbyshire Young Writers.

Lyn talked about Henry Smith from Belper, a 21 year old art student, who refused to be conscripted into the army but was accepted by the tribunal as a bona fide conscientious objector, only to have the decision reversed and be sent to jail with hard labour for 2 years.

Matthew talked about the lies and misrepresentaion of COs during WW1, and the abuse and violence used against them, and saluted their courage. He also cited the experience of a military officer who turned against the war and was shunned by his family thereafter.

James recalled the life of George Benson, an early conscript from Disley, who spent most of the war fighting for justice at tribunals and courts martial, and in 1917 was one of the ‘Birkenhead 3’ whose ill treatment at the hand of the military was the subject of parliamentary debate. He was elected MP for Chesterfield in 1923.

pro peace meeting

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Prof. John Belcham speaking at our May 2017 meeting at the Mechanics, Nottingham.

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NDLHS poster Pentrich May 2017
NDLHS poster Pentrich May 2017

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NDLHS SPCW May 2016
NDLHS SPCW May 2016

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These photographs were taken at the Chartist Walk in Nottingham city centre, in which 67 people took part in the summer of 2014. Walkers have assembled in Barker Gate opposite the site of the Chartist Democratic Chapel, now occupied by the six-storey Gothic House.

Direction Democratic Chapel

 

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