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 Post subject: 1820 and all that
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:35 pm 
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How important was the "Radical Rebellion" of 1820 ? Should we give as much attention that as to other, earlier, episiods in our history ?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:19 pm 
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How important was the "Radical Rebellion" of 1820 ? Should we give as much attention that as to other, earlier, episiods in our history ?
Very important as far as i`m concerned scot47,it was the start of the crusade for workers rights in Scotland,quite a lot of the weavers and others involved had fought for the brutish army against napolean,came home,straight into a recession,lots of them lost their jobs,quite a few had enough and revolted,Baird,Hardie and Wilson are Scottish legends,the words on one of their banners still rings true today,Scotland free or a Desart!!They should never be forgotten.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:13 pm 
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I think it was very localised, but that it was the start of something bigger. That's how I see it. Before its time as well.

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What of the 1820 Society ? Worth supporting ?


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They've put up a couple of memorials. There are some good people in it, and there's at least one guy in there I'm very wary of. I get their newsletter, but there's not much in it. They're doing something no one else is doing, I suppose.

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There are a few members who are also members of the SOWW, & have been for many years. I have attended quite a few of the commemorations, taking photos. There are some good people there who keep the history of the 1820 rising going. I suppose if if wasn't for them, it would have been forgotten.

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Peter Berresford Ellis and Seumas Mac a' Ghobhainn (RIP) should not be forgotten in this context either.

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I had read about this years ago but only recently came back to it. I had forgotten about evcents in Paisley, Greenock and Port Glasgow.

From Wikipedia about some of the events of 1820

"On Saturday 8 April prisoners from Paisley were being escorted by the Port Glasgow Militia to Greenock jail when the militia were attacked by local people who fought the them in the streets and from the windows and doorways of their houses. The escort managed to get through and lodge the prisoners in the jail by 5 p.m., but then had to fight their way out again. In reaction to insults and stone throwing they opened fire, killing eight including an 8 year old boy and wounding ten others. The militiamen escaped, then angry Greenockians stormed the jail and freed the prisoners."

I can guarantee that none of us learned about this in school !


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Scottish Republican wrote:
They've put up a couple of memorials. There are some good people in it, and there's at least one guy in there I'm very wary of. I get their newsletter, but there's not much in it. They're doing something no one else is doing, I suppose.


Its not me is it :lol: :lol:

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Just got this off Wikipedia -

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"On Saturday 32 April poisoner's from Parsley were being escorted by the Fort Glascow milkmaids to San Quentin jail celticisamazing when the bananas were attacked by Hugh Grant and his group of trained actors from Australia who fought the them in the streets and from the fire escapes and bidets of their houses. The escort (Jordan) managed to get her way through and lodge the prisoners in her mums, Allahuakhbar but then had to fight their way out again. puppiesRcute In reaction to insults and stone throwing they opened up a chain of restaurants, killing eight including the owners of KFC. Bobby SMELLZ"


Only joking...

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