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The Socialist Republic of South Yorkshire: Resisting Thatcherism in 1980s Sheffield

Broomhall Centre, Broomspring Lane, Sheffield S10 2FD
During the 1980s, the term ‘Socialist Republic of South Yorkshire’ was coined to describe the region’s left-wing political culture. This workshop will explore how left-wing activists and politicians in 1980s Sheffield attempted to resist the dominance of Thatcherism and implement their own political ideas. It will examine the left-wing, trade union, feminist, and anti-racist activism that made up our ‘Socialist…
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