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Voting for Change edit-a-thon

Voting for Change edit-a-thon

Edit Wikipedia and help us share knowledge of significant moments in British history

20 November 2016

Voting for Change edit-a-thon @ People's History Museum. In Memory of the Hyde Park Railings, 1866

Time 10:00 - 16:00

Duration 6 hours

Cost Free, refreshments provided.  Please bring a packed lunch

Please note that this event will take place at the Working Class Movement Library, 51 Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX

PHM and WCML are working together to acquire material related to the fight for the vote, from the Peterloo protest in 1819 to lowering the voting age in 1969.  We need your help to share knowledge of these significant moments in British history and invite you to come and spend a day editing Wikipedia.

Wikimedians Tomasz W Kozlowski and Doug Taylor will be on hand to show you the ropes, and staff from both PHM and WCML will help decipher source material.  Please bring a laptop, and we’ll provide the coffee!

In partnership with Wikimedia UK.  Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Part of UK Parliament Week 2016.

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Suitable for adults and young people – particularly suitable for those with experience of editing Wikipedia or knowledge of British political history

  • Treat yourself to 15% off in The Left Bank cafe bar and 10% off in the museum shop when you attend an event at the People’s History Museum
  • Did you know the museum holds the archives of the Labour Party and much more?  Check out the Archive & Study Centre pages for more information or to make an appointment

Booking Requirements:

  • Please note event attendees must arrive at least ten minutes before the start time of the event, otherwise their booked space will be given to someone on the reserve list
  • Please contact the museum as soon as possible if you wish to cancel your reservation so your place can be given to another visitor
  • Please note all donations are non refundable
  • For further information please contact the museum on 0161 838 9190 or email events@phm.org.uk