September 16, 1893
On Saturday afternoon a labour demonstration, organised by the Liverpool Federated Trades Council, was held on Sefton Park, which is situated in the aristocratic residential portion of the city. It was the first occasion upon which the city authorities had granted the labour representatives the use of a public park for such a purpose and great interest was taken in the proceedings. There were three platforms, and at each resolution in favour of promoting the labour programme were adopted.
Mr. Wood, M.P., referred to the coal crisis, and said that there were 80,000 miners in the Midlands, who before the strike was announced, were not getting more than ten shillings a week to keep themselves and their families on. Mr. Keir Hardie also addressed the meeting.
(Source: Glasgow Evening Post: September 18, 1893)