Merthyr Rising tea towel

Merthyr Rising tea towel

Regular price £15.80

The Merthyr rebellion happened in May 1831 when the coal miners and workers in Crawshay's ironworks protested against their conditions and the lowering of their wages. Dic Penderyn was hanged after an altercation with a soldier where the soldier was stabbed in the leg with a bayonet. The authorities took control, killing up to 24 protestors, others were arrested and sent to prison. Some were sent to penal colonies in Australian.

It is believed that this was the first time the red flag of working class revolution was flown.

These tea towels make great re-usable art, hang them on your wall with a poster hanger or frame them. When you want a change take them down, swap them over and dry your dishes!
  • Half panama unbleached US cotton (48cm x 70cm)
  • Sturdy
  • Colours last in the wash
  • Hanging loop
  • Designed and made in the UK

The price in includes UK only shipping.

Buy between 2 and 4 tea towels together and get an automatic 10% discount at checkout


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