Blackstone Edge Gathering


remembering the Chartists

Sunday 6th May 2018

Meet in the car-park below the White House pub at midday
or at the gathering site around 12.30.
Access via Cragg Vale may be affected by road closures
for the Tour de Yorkshire

Blackstone Edge Gathering and the People’s Charter


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 in 1846.  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:

You might also like to visit the Working Class Movement Library’s Chartism Drop-in Day on Saturday 7 April from 12 noon until 3pm.

remembering the Chartists