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The South Wales Context



These pages aim to give some context to the documents in our project. All the text in this part of the website is taken from the Shire Hall publication Voices for the Vote; Shire Hall and the story of Chartism in south Wales. Images are from Shire Hall, Monmouth and from Newport Museum and Art Gallery. The book costs £4.99 and can be obtained from Shire Hall Monmouth, Newport Museum or Gwent Archives. We are extremely grateful for their support in the project.


The cast for the Chartists

Supporting cast for the Chartists

The cast for the establishment

Chartism takes off in south Wales

Liquid inspiration

Female Patriots

Protest in the pews: pulpits and propoganda

A hero imprisoned

Petition and protest

A language of sedition...and a language of suppression