Labour’s John McDonnell to speak at Merthyr Rising

  Labour’s Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell will return to the campaign trail on Friday 26 May to speak at the Merthyr Rising Festival, which will be opened by UNISON Assistant General Secretary Roger McKenzie. The festival, which commemorates the 1831 Merthyr Rising, when the red flag was flown as a sign of protest for the […]

Triumphant Merthyr Rising Festival

Over the weekend of 3rd to 5th June 2016, Merthyr Tydfil commemorated the anniversary of the 1831 rising, at which the red flag was flown as a symbol of protest for the first time. Terry Evans, RCT Communications Officer reports. The third Merthyr Rising Festival mixed music, culture, art and politics throughout the town, giving the area […]