Workplace reps, induction, Liverpool

Mark speaks to workers and trade unionists.

Benny Rothman

The blue plaque at Benny Rothman’s residence. Benny’s inspirational leadership helped walkers throughout the land and resulted in the Right to Roam legislation which forced landowners to grant access to the land. Walkers, runners and cyclists have much to thank Benny for.


More stories from the Rebel Road series.

Ebenezer Elliott, Rotherham

Joseph Rayner Stephens plaque and memorial, Stalybridge

Sam Wild, Manchester – International Brigade Commander  Friedrich Engels, Manchester Ellen Wilkinson, Manchester PANKHURST EMMELINE and her daughters Christabel and Sylvia.  MANCHESTER.

The Battle of Bexley Square – Salford in October 1931
Stalybridge and the 1842 General Strike plaque
Mechanics’ Institute – Princess Street, Manchester Ernest Jones, Chartist, Manchester
Darwen Street, Blackburn – a plaque commemorates local textile workers killed in 1842
Michael Davitt – Haslingden memorial
Derby Silk Strike Centenary, Honouring the Derby Silk Workers
Spanish Civil War Plaques, the International Brigade
The Great Strike at Penrhyn Quarry
Micky Fenn, trade unionist
Julia Varley, trade unionist and suffragette
The Chartist sculpture and plaque, Newport
Thomas Spence,  land reformer & political activist
Tom Maguire, pioneer socialist & trade unionist
Alice Wheeldon, peace activist, socialist and suffragette
Thomas Cooper, Chartist
Ernest Bevin, giant of the Labour movement
Tom Mann, one of Britain’s greatest trade unionists
International Workers Memorial in Bathgate, West Lothian
Caroline E.D. Martyn, early trade union organiser
Sidney and Beatrice Webb,  socialists, researchers and authors
Female Union Society, inscribed stone Ramsbottom
Andrew Hardie and John Baird, radical reformists, Stirling
Eleanor Marx, Brighton
The Bristol Bus Boycott, Bristol
Anti Apartheid plaque, Jack Jones House Liverpool
Benny Rothman, Timperley
Robert Tressell, Pembroke Place, Liverpool
Newry Dock Strike       

Annie Kenney – Oldham, Lancashire
Lydia Ernestine Becker, Chadderton, Oldham
Joseph Burgess, Failsworth, Oldham
Peterloo, Manchester
The International Brigade
Samuel Plimsoll, the trade unionist who improved health and safety at work
Gerrard Winstanley, Wigan               Ralph Fox, Halifax 

Mary Ann Mercer, Birkenhead               Jack Jones House, Liverpool

Sheila McKechnie

Mary Gawthorpe, Leeds

Josiah Heapy, Burslem 1842 

Joan Maynard, Sowerby 1921 – 1998 

Friction Dynamics, 2001-2003 

Samuel Owen, Newtown and Manchester  Hannah Mitchell, Manchester

Suffrage in Chorley 

Pubs  – Ye Olde Hob Inn, Bamber Bridge, Lancs      

Standard of Freedom, Halifax

Buildings and rooms  – Mark Ashton, Belfast   Jack Jones, Liverpool   Clarion House at Nelson-on-Colne  Bolton Socialist Club

Also of interest

Statues     William Wilberforce, Hull,               Samuel Bamford, Middleton  

Mary Macarthur, Cradley Heath

Robert Ascroft, Oldham

Mary Barbour, Glasgow 

Annie Kenney, Oldham


Museums    Working Class Movement Library (WCML), Salford ,  Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry, Kendal,