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1815 - 1848

Poster for a Staffordshire coal miners' union public meeting

Date: 27 October 1831. Catalogue reference: HO 44/27, folio 203

The Coal Miner's Union, for Staffordshire, will hold a Public Meeting, at the High Bullen, Wednesbury, On Monday, November 7th. 1831.

For the purpose of taking into consideration the wretched system and abuses of the Coal Mining Interests; and to try if means can be adopted to amend them; our Masters are giving their Children's portions away, and we as Servants are being sunk into the lowest gulf of Poverty; therefore we hope all the Colliers throughout the Country will attend, both Booties and Wagemen, whether they belong to the UNION or not.

The Tipton Green Lodges, will call on the Coseley & Prince's End Lodges, with a band of music. Wolverhampton, Bilston, and Darlaston, Lodges, will come in procession and meet at Wednesbury by ten o'clock in the morning, by order of the General Delegates of the different lodges.

October 27th. 1831.

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