THE BATTLE FOR THE BALLOT
Introduction to the Battle for the Ballot project
With our banners held high
About the march from Middleton to Manchester to join the reform meeting at St. Peter’s Field. Read more about this song
Dust of St Peter’s Field
A song about the Peterloo Massacre 1819. Read more about this song
Half a dozen demands
A song about the Chartist movement. Read more about this song
A song about suffragist Hannah Mitchell. Read more about this song.
Paint this Prison
A song based on suffragette prison diaries. Read more about this song
Election Day (1929)
This is a song about going to vote at the general election in 1929 the first time that men and women could vote on equal terms, after the vote was won in 1928. Read more about this song.
A song inspired by the Match girls strike of 1888. Read more about this song
Build us something more
A song inspired by the post-war consensus and the creation of the welfare state and NHS in 1945.