Sunday, October 01, 2006
The first NAWU meeting July 1910
First meeting of the National Asylum Workers Union held at the
Mason' Arms Hotel, Whitefield, Manchester on Saturday 9th July, 1910.
Prestwich Asylum: Mr J. W. Shanks, Mr Jas Paterson and Mr T. Smith (Mr Guy)
Rainhill Asylum: Mr H. B. Cook, Mr W. H. Spencer, and Mr J. S. Sherlock
Whittingham Asylum: Mr C. Lloyd, Mr C. K. Dean and Mr T. W. Nelson
Lancaster Asylum: Mr E. Edmondson, Mr J. Gold and Mr B. Parkin
Winwick Asylum: Mr F. J. Richmond, Mr J. Brennan, George Gibson and Mr W. Ellwood (Convenor)
Mr J. W. Shanks was elected Chairman
It was unanimously agreed "to form an organisation for Asylum Workers, and ask for a subscription of 4d per month to defray initial expenses".
Mr George Gibson was elected Honary General Secretary
Apologies from Martin Meehan (Winwick) and key founder member and organiser
Posted by Michael Walker at Sunday, October 01, 2006