Chartist

Help us transcribe the words of these ordinary men and women in the south Wales valleys. They were caught up in the national fight for democracy at the beginning of Queen Victoria's reign. 

Chartist Trial Documents

These documents all relate to the sensational Chartist treason trials that took place in south Wales 1840. They followed the uprising of 3rd to 4th November 1839 in Newport in which over twenty Chartists were killed. Click on a picture to begin transcribing.

Gwent Archives Records



Newport Reference Library Records