Blackstone Edge Gathering

remembering the Chartists

Sunday 30th April 2017

Blackstone Edge Gathering and the People’s Charter


The 2017 gathering will be on Sunday 30th April, starting at 12.30.  Come and join us!  All are welcome.   No charge, no booking needed.  We walk up to the rocky outcrop on Blackstone Edge, picnic and sing to remember the great Chartist gathering there, 170 years ago.  Then we repair to the pub.

“We” are a gathering of choirs, individuals and small groups.  We sing Chartist and other songs; sometimes people read poems or speak about the Chartists.   You can join in the singing or just listen.  If you have a flag or banner for your choir/group, please bring it with you.

If you would like to speak at the gathering, or contribute a song or reading, or if you are willing to lead a walk up to Blackstone Edge from one of the valley towns or railway stations, please contact

Gwyneth Morgan at:

remembering the Chartists