Here’s a new blog post on Henry William Street. As a young man, he took part in the Chartist “monster meeting” on Kennington Common on 10 April 1848 which was to have preceded a march on Parliament to present the third great petition calling for the Charter to be implemented.
The post originated with an email from Henry’s great granddaughter Jennie Street, who learned of the site when she met doctoral student and Chartist enthusiast Vic Jane Clarke…
Last week I stayed in an airbnb whose owner knew her of Chartist ancestors! Here they are: https://t.co/GXF5kepuw2
— Vic Jane Clarke (@vjc_torianist) January 12, 2017
Jennie was kind enough to share her family records and photograph with me and to allow me to share them with the wider world.