20 mile march for the 22 Chartists

Sadly the torchlit march of 500+ people that we enjoyed at previous festivals are not possible this year and with local lockdowns in Newport and the Gwent Valleys, we’ve had to get creative! So in memory of the 22 Chartists shot dead outside the Westgate Hotel in 1839, 22 of our dedicated local volunteers are going to walk 11 laps of Newport’s Chartist Trail to make 20 miles - the equivalent distance some Chartists marched in 1839. We’ll live stream the event and we hope that the people of Newport will cheer the marchers on or even join them for part of the way (subject of course to guidelines on social distancing and the maximum size of gatherings). As the final laps will be in darkness, we’ll carry lit wax torches so make sure you look out for those in the city centre.


More information about OUR CHARTIST HERITAGE: Our Chartist Heritage is a local voluntary organisation which advances the education of the public in the history and heritage of the Chartist movement and aims to inspire communities to achieve positive change by acting together.

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