Trade unions create Labour party

(February 27th 1900)

On February 27th in Londons Memorial Hall, 169 delegates from various trade unions and socialist societies met to create a united group aimed at getting a ‘distinct Labour group’ in Brittish Parliament.

The committee was organised by f Ramsay MacDonald, one of three people considered the founding fathers of Labour and also a future prime minister.

After long debate between rival factions were a number of proposals were defeated, delegates finally settled on a proposal put forward by James Keir Hardie; a Scottish miner and seasoned member in the Independent Labour Party. It was based on the idea that the aim must be a party in parliament with the flexibility for development. This marked the beginnings of what would develop into the Labour  party was born.

‘It has come. Poor little child of danger, nursling of the storm. May it be blessed.’


Hi there, thanks for dropping by

The chronicle is a rather boring experiment that will look into me trying to express and expand upon my interest in history.

I will summarize an event from each month of every year from 1900 to 1988 as I have a huge old book my father gave to me, it holds all the headline news from that period of time and is a  really good reference point for le subject matter. I’ll probably go beyond 1988 but that’ll be years away.

It is very much a work in progress and entries will be forthcoming so i’m not really sure how this will work out. I’m really just going to open the book at the start and then choose an article for each month of the year. So twelve articles for each year. It’s going to be a long one!

please enjoy (sorry if this is shit lol) and feel free to leave any comments or feedback. Wish me luck!

So here goes and what better way to start than at the beginning of the century.