from Showell’s Dictionary of Birmingham (1885)

June 24, 2009


“The first meeting in this town to express sympathy with the Hungarians in their struggle with Austria, was held in the Corn Exchange, May 23, 1849, and several speakers were in favour of sending armed help, but no volunteers came forward.”

There is also an entry for “Kossuth:

“Louis Kossuth, the ex-dictator of Hungary, was honoured with a public welcome and procession of trades, etc., Nov. 10, 1851, and entertained at a banquet in Town Hall on the 12th. He afterwards appeared here May 7 and 8, 1856, in the role of a public lecturer.”


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