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).
Birmingham its people, its history
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.