Soapbox 2018 : Manchester Histories Festival

A big thank you to our fantastic local history group members, who gave a wonderful performance at All Saints on Saturday as part of the Manchester Histories Festival.

The theme of this ‘Soapbox’ event was protest and democracy, and our re-enactment of a milk strike organised just over a hundred years in the Burnage Garden Village ago suited the occasion perfectly. Concerned by wartime profiteering and the high price of milk- and fearing for the health of their children- a group of women met at the Burnage Garden Village Hall and organised the action.

Their determined resolution led to an agreement being struck with local sellers; the action was a success.