Our sincere thanks go to all the organisations below.  They  have all been instrumental in one way or another in researching, publicising, and preserving the history of the Cradley Heath strike and the women chainmakers’, which had such a huge impact right across the British labour movement.

Friends of the Women Chainmakers

The Friends of the Women Chainmakers preserve and provide a focus for the industrial heritage of the Black Country and celebrate the role that women have played in that local history.


GMB is a trade union that represents all workers.  Their members work in every type of job imaginable across public services and in private companies too. Their members work in full-time jobs, part-time jobs or are working while they study.

Lottery Heritage Fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund are the largest dedicated grant funder of the UK’s heritage. Locally connected and with national expertise, they are a change-maker working to enhance and champion the value of heritage for all.


The National Education Union are committed to making the education sector a great place to work & a great place to learn. A leading education union for teaching students & education professionals.

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council are a local authority in the West Midlands and provides services to residents of the borough, which is made up of  six main towns which make up Sandwell; Oldbury, Rowley Regis, Smethwick, Tipton, Wednesbury and West Bromwich.

TUC Midlands

The Midlands TUC works with regional unions in delivering TUC campaigns and objectives as well as representing the views of trade unions to organisations and stakeholders across the Midlands.