Public event - Talk by Lord David Clark Entry free with a collection to cover costs. Refreshments available.
Frank Parrott was a conscientious objector in WW1, head teacher in Kirkby Stephen, Quaker, Labour District Councillor for 21 years, then a County Councillor for 17 years. Connie Ellis was a suffragette and Independent Labour Party member who plotted with the help of Will Lawther, a young anarchist, to blow up Durham Cathedral. After much planning she decided against, and both later became respectable figures in the labour movement—Connie as a councillor in Newcastle later receiving an OBE for public service and Will as President of the mineworkers’ union.
This talk forms part of our "Painting the Auld Grey Town Red" series of events in 2016.