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Thread #162666   Message #3939612
Posted By: GUEST,Pseudonymous
26-Jul-18 - 09:50 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Massive thread drift but:

"The Primitive Methodists were particularly strong on the Durham Coalfield and in Norfolk and north Suffolk where they dominated the farm workers’ unions from the 1870s until the 1950s. It was probably the Prims that led to Hugh Gaitskell’s famous remark that 'the British Labour Party owes more to John Wesley than Karl Marx’."

http://www.historyworkshop.org.uk/radical-objects-2/

http://hettonlocalhistory.org.uk/documents/ThomasHepburn.pdf