|In May 1842 the Chartist movement presented Parliament with a second
national petition (with over 3 million signatures) calling for political
reforms. It was rejected, leading to unrest across the country. In
the north, where mass unemployment was bringing great hardship, political
and industrial grievances were combined - as can be seen from this
poster directed at the working men of Stockport.
Catalogue reference: HO 45/242 (1842)