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Chainmakers to be honoured at Black Country Living Museum
8:40am Wednesday 17th October 2012 in News
THE pioneering work of ‘The Iron Ladies of Cradley Heath’ will be honoured at the Black Country Living Museum on Saturday.
The Tipton Road museum will be reliving the success story of the 1910 Women Chainmakers of Cradley Heath through street performances from Fizzog Productions and Tête-à-Tête theatre group and a new opera called the ‘Chainmakers Strike’.
The event, which celebrates their victorious fight to a fair wage, will also feature a procession of flags, family discovery trail, flag and banner crafting activities and musical entertainment including performances from the Cradley Male Voice Choir, culminating in a re-creation of the strike march.
Andrew Lovett, Director and Chief Executive of Black Country Living Museum said: “We are delighted once again to commemorate the courageous actions of a group of women from Cradley Heath, who marched for better pay and shaped industrial relations in Britain. The event focuses on the historic significance of the landmark victory which changed the lives of thousands of workers, who were earning starvation wages.”