Fr. Peter McVerry will speak at the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Summer School on Thursday afternoon 30th July at the Firkin Crane. He will address the topic “Homelessness – A Failure of Social Policy”. Fr. Peter McVerry. Photo: Degreezero Fr. McVerry is an advocate on behalf of the homeless and of people who … Continue reading Fr. Peter McVerry to speak at Spirit of Mother Jones Festival
Joe Hill Joe Hill was executed by the State of Utah on the 19th November 1915. Born Joel Hagglund in Gävle in Sweden on October 7th 1879,he went to America in 1902 and used the name Joe Hillstrom, which he shortened to Joe Hill. Joe had been active for many years in the Industrial Workers … Continue reading Joe Hill – the man who never died!
Procession of bands and banners and some of the 100,000 who attended the Durham Miners' Gala 2014 The 131st Durham Miners Gala will take place on Saturday July 11th 2015. Organised by the Durham Miners’ Association, the parade through the beautiful city of Durham, the subsequent Big Meeting and the blessing of miners’ banners in … Continue reading The Durham Miners’ Gala 2015