Faye Wetherall brings you the latest on the Pendle Radicals mission to tell the world about Ethel Carnie Holdsworth…
Last week we had yet another successful Ethel Carnie inspired tea party, thanks to great company and, of course, great cake! Ethel Carnie Holdsworth is just one of an extraordinary cast of characters that Pendle Radicals aims to explore. She was the first working class woman in Britain to publish a novel and, despite juggling being a wife and mother, she was a remarkable poet and social activist.
Read more in our Radical Echo blog
Anne Cochrane, a member of the Pendle Radicals project volunteer Radical Research Team, shares some fascinating connections discovered during her work as a volunteer researcher and archivist…
I now have three volunteering hats, one is for Burnley Library and the Lancashire Archive, one is for the Pendle Radicals project, and the third is as unofficial keeper of the archive for Lowerhouse Cricket Club, (1862 – and counting). I can prove that all three projects are actually connected, albeit the cricket club link is a bit tenuous, so I can wear all three hats at once, I am thinking flat caps here rather than top hats.
Read the rest of this blog on our Radical Echo site.
Janet Swan tells of a fruitful encounter between the volunteer Radicals’ Research Team and a knowledgeable guest…
On the 20th November a group of us who have been researching the life of Ethel Carnie Holdsworth as part of the Pendle Radicals Project, met together to look more closely at her poetry and to meet with a very knowledgeable guest.
Read more on the Radical Echo blog site.
As part of the our Pendle Radicals programme we have the opportunity to put forward a poem by Ethel Carnie Holdsworth for inclusion into the National Archive. Ethel is one of the Radicals our volunteer team have been researching, and she has certainly caught their imagination. We would like you to vote on your favourite poem of hers, from the following. You can vote either on our Facebook page, by typing the name of your favourite poem in the comments beneath the post about this, or by emailing the name of the poem to Faye@midpenninearts.org.uk
You can download a PDF of the information on this page HERE.
The New Commandment https://archive.org/details/voicesofwomanhoo00carn/page/16
His Books https://archive.org/details/voicesofwomanhoo00carn/page/18
A Lament https://archive.org/details/voicesofwomanhoo00carn/page/132
Earth’s Song to Her Children https://archive.org/details/songsoffactorygi00carn/page/30
Cloud Mountains https://archive.org/details/songsoffactorygi00carn/page/16
The Bookworm http://www.working-class-women-writing.co.uk/the-bookworm-by-ethel-carnie.html
(Apologies for the lack of clarity on images of the following poem.)
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