I am an activist and writer. My interests include women, class, culture and history and this reflects my Irish working class background. All my life I have been involved in community and trade union politics and I believe it is only through grass roots politics that we will get a better society. This is reflected in my writing, in my books Northern ReSisters Conversations with Radical Women and Dare to be Free, the latest publication of the Mary Quaile Club.
My work includes the transcription of the Minute Books of the Manchester and Salford Women’s Trades Council Minutes which is part of a project to promote this unique organisation. The two volumes of the Minutes were donated to the Mary Quaile Club by Mary’s relative. We have now created a website to make the Minutes accessible to all and donated the volumes to the Working Class Movement Library in Salford.
I am now creating an archive of the Irish in Britain Representation Group 1981-2003, of which I was a member, at the Working Class Movement Library in Salford. The archive will include Minute Books, documents, press cuttings and oral histories of members involved with the organisation. I am creating posts about my research as it continues.
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Incidentally, have you written about Mary and Lizzie Burns?
All the best
Like your blog because it lets me know what’s happening to my old home town, and it’s good to see Salford is still turning out socialists!
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