Blackstone Edge Gathering

remembering the Chartists

Blackstone Edge Gathering and the People’s Charter


The 2015 gathering will be on Saturday 2nd May.   Meet in the car-park below the White House pub, ready to start walking up to the Edge at 12.30.    Travel directions, including details of walks and public transport information  for 2nd May are available on this website.

Come and join us!  All are welcome.   No charge, no booking needed.  We’ll walk up to the rocky outcrop on Blackstone Edge, picnic and sing to remember the great Chartist gathering there, almost 170 years ago.  Then we’ll probably 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