Chartist Demonstration Poster Tea Towel
Chartism was a working class movement for political reform in Britain in the first half of the 19th century which took its name from "the People's Charter" of 1838. On 10 April 1848, the Chartist Convention organised a mass meeting on Kennington Common (land subsequently enclosed and renamed Kennington Park, perhaps to discourage civil disobedience). As many as 150,000 may have attended. The aim was to form a procession to present a petition to Parliament against the lack of representation of the working class. Half Panama unbleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Measures approximately 48 x 73cm. Machine wash at 40 degrees max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes.