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Thread #79467 Message #4073438
Posted By: GUEST
28-Sep-20 - 06:31 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: On the Road to Freedom
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: On the Road to Freedom
It’s about the workers and Chartists in Stoke on Trent - there was a riot in Burslem (then the mother town of the potteries - which was eventually put down by the local militia with some fatalities.
It’s worth looking at the history of the time - the “riot” was mostly the result of starvation and poverty across the area - all sectors - and the response of the powers that be (as in no response worth anything )