Hayes, Robert

First name/s: Robert
Last name: Hayes
Known names / nicknames: Bob
Date of birth: 15/03/1958
Year of birth: 1958

Life before Ruskin

Date and place of birth 15 March 1958 Rochester, Kent ( where lived till 1966);Darwen, Lancashire (till 2001)
Family Single. no children. Close relatives: mother, sister and brother-in-law
WorkVarious including: accounts clerk, bus conductor, labourer, guillotine operator, forklift truck driver and grocery assistant. Warehouse assistant at Asda Store, Blackburn immediately prior to Ruskin
Politics/Trade union activity GMB senior shop steward / safety rep, previously SOGAT  Father of the Chapel FoC; Labour Party (mid-1970s and mid-1990s)

Trade Union membership (at time of entry to Ruskin) GMB

Life at Ruskin

Dates at Ruskin 1995-96
Source of funding Adult Education Bursary and GMB education scholarship
Campaigns/political activity Socialist Labour Party launch
Subjects studied at Ruskin History and historiography
Dissertation In a class of their own: can historians learn anything from the buildings used by labour movement?
Qualification Cert HE

Life after Ruskin

Education University of Salford 1996-99: Politics and contemporary history – BA (Hons) (1st)Work TU tutor, HE tutor (various posts / organisations)
Politics/trade union activity UCU
Family Single, no children. Close relatives: Sister and brother-in-law
Place & date of death Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire not dead yet!

Date of death:
Year of death: 0

Achievements / Publications

Chapter: ‘Lancashire public asylum provision: regional co-operation, local rivalry and factional interest, 1889-1914’ in Barry M. Doyle (editor) Urban politics and urban space in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: regional perspectives, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007

Journal articles:

‘The Asda Way of Working’ in Shelia Cohen (editor) What’s happening? The truth about work and the myth of ‘partnership’, London, Trade Union Forum, 1997

‘Heritage, commemoration and interpretation: the labour movement and the built environment’ in North West Labour History Journal, No. 29, 2004

‘“Joseph Rayner Stephens has not fared well at the hands of historians”: a reappraisal on the bicentenary of his death’ in North West Labour History Journal, No. 30, 2005

‘A curious commemoration’ in North West Labour History Journal, No. 32, 2007

‘An unexpected link with the 1911 Liverpool Transport Strike’ in North West Labour History Journal, No. 36, 2011

Various book and other reviews  and articles for North West Labour History Journal (12 reviews) and  History Alive Tameside (9 articles), 2005-2010

internet article: ‘“Struck by several sods”: Violence and the 1878 Blackburn weavers’ strike’

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council at: www.cottontown.org (2003)

Unpublished dissertations:

‘In a class of their own’ Ruskin College dissertation at Ruskin College (?) *and the Working Class Movement Library, Salford

‘Struck by several sods’ University of Salford dissertation at Blackburn Local Studies Library and the Working Class Movement Library, Salford

‘English outrage’ University of Salford group project at the Working Class Movement Library, Salford

* Student CertHE dissertations submitted prior to 2000 were – like the student records – destroyed at Ruskin College in 2012

Material in archives or already published articles

GMB shop steward papers deposited at the Working Class Movement Library, Salford


Notes on Image/s

Bob Hayes, Liverpool

May 2009, Liverpool

Photo taken May 2009, Liverpool

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Bob Hayes

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