Plaque to Commemorate the Chartist Dead

Photo reference number: 528

Text on the plaque:

On November 4th 1839 more than twenty supporters of the chartist movement, which sought to establish democratic rights for all men, died in an exchange of shots at the Westgate Hotel Newport. Ten were buried in this churchyard in unmarked graves. This stone is dedicated to their memory.

Photo from a private collection.

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