Save George Dewhurst's Cup

by George Dewhurst's Cup in Blackburn, England, United Kingdom

Save George Dewhurst's Cup
We did it
On 20th October 2019 we successfully raised £1,020 with 21 supporters in 46 days

To buy this historically important Cup, presented to George Dewhurst on 1832 and put it on display in his home town for the public to see

by George Dewhurst's Cup in Blackburn, England, United Kingdom

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Any additional funds raised will help pay for a public event at which the cup will be unveiled. 


George Dewhurst was born in Blackburn and fought for Reform and workers rights all his life. In 1832 his followers and supporters bought him a silver cup in recognition of his campaigning. It was an unusual thing to do and a very precious item for a working class man to own. It was passed down from family member to family member but eventually lit was ost trvak of, either sold or milaid until recently discovered in an antique dealers in Bristol. Now descendenta and supporters of George are crowdfunding to buy the cup back and donate it to go on display for everyone to see. Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen, Jim Shorrocks, is also supporting the fundraising initiative after we recently visited him with the cup.  

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Book of Honour

To be included in a Book of Honour depicting those who pledged money to bring George Dewhurst's Cup Home to Blackburn.

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