new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Birmingham History Galleries - Birmingham its people, its history - Forward - Power to the People - Meeting of the 'Birmingham Political Union' | by ell brown
Back to photostream

Birmingham History Galleries - Birmingham its people, its history - Forward - Power to the People - Meeting of the 'Birmingham Political Union'

I went back to my local city museum BM & AG, to check out the brand new permanent galleries that is the Birmingham History Galleries (it opened on the 12th October 2012).

 

Free entry

 

Birmingham its people, its history

 

Forward

1830 to 1909

 

Power to the People

 

The Birmingham Political Union met in May 1832 on Newhall Hill, 200,000 people gathered to demand Parliamentary reform.

 

Birmingham had no MP's before 1832.

 

Thomas Attwood a Birmingham banker, formed the Birmingham Political Union in 1829.

 

Meeting of the 'Birmingham Political Union' by Benjamin Haydon, 1832.

839 views
0 faves
0 comments
Taken on November 4, 2012