Friday, 1 September 2017

Joseph Rayner Stephens plaque and memorial, Stalybridge

Taken from the Unite Rebel Road project at:- http://www.unitetheunion.org/growing-our-union/education/rebelroad/


Joseph Rayner Stephens plaque and memorial, Stalybridge 

The Tameside Metropolitan Borough plaque to Stephens is sited on Stalybridge Town Hall frontage, Waterloo Road, Stalybridge.

Stephens was a radical reformer who lived between 1805 and 1879 and was involved in the Chartist movement and campaigned against the Poor Law and for factory reform. 

For more information go to:- 




Download for free: Life of Joseph Rayner Stephens, preacher and political orator, which was written by George Jacob Holyoake.  https://archive.org/details/lifeofjosephrayn00holyrich




The memorial to Stephens is located in Stamford Park, Stalybridge. 

It was unveiled in 1888 and was commissioned by local factory workers to commemorate the work Stephens had done in promoting fair wages and better working conditions.








More details at:- http://www.pmsa.org.uk/pmsa-database/4480/


Many thanks to Tony Shaw, a Unite Community member from Mytholmroyd, for the photos that appear on this page 

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