Chetham's Library, Manchester
20th February 2016
We were particularly pleased that in 2016 we were invited to hold our meeting at Chetham's Library in Manchester. After London, the Manchester region was one of the most important centres for the production of street literature in the 19th century, and there are several significant collections of cheap printed materials in the city's libraries. In recognition of this, we encouraged speakers who could present on topics specifically related to the trade in the Northwest.
Broadside Day 2015 took place at Cecil Sharp House on 21st February 2015.
The day consisted of the following talks...
The Truth to you I’ll Tell: how much can we Trust Broadside Ballads?
Seeing Music: George Scharf and the street musicians of London
What I don’t know about Broadsides
Broadside Tunes from Claude M. Simpson and the Folk and Broadside Tunes in The Full English: a comparative analysis
From Old Country to New World: emigration in Welsh ballads
E. Wyn James
Samuel Harward (1741/2–1809) Printer and Bookseller in Tewkesbury, Gloucester, and Cheltenham
Songs from the Sailorhood: Robert Gilchrist, ‘Bard of Tyneside’
Sheer Cheek and Cheap Chic: chapbooks for children
Do broadsides play a part in relaying the great events of history? Case Number 1: The Battle of Waterloo