Up The Workers! May Day Stories in the British Newspaper Archive

Posted on April 30th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

To celebrate the 1st of May, here are some historical reports from the Archive that report on May Day gatherings by the urban proletariat in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

historical newspaper story about mayday gatherings

Dundee Courier – Wednesday 01 May 1929

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000564/19290501/104/0006

historical newspaper story about mayday gatherings

York Herald – Wednesday 03 May 1899

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000500/18990503/043/0005

historical newspaper story about mayday gatherings

Lincolnshire Echo – Wednesday 01 May 1895

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000332/18950501/042/0003

historical newspaper story about mayday gatherings

Lincolnshire Echo – Wednesday 02 May 1894

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000332/18940502/009/0002

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