Isaac Ironside, 1808–1870, Chartist, was born at Pool Green, Masborough, near Rotherham, on 17 September 1808, the son of Samuel Ironside, clerk at an ironworks and lay preacher at Queen Street Congregational Church. After the family moved to Sheffield in 1809, Ironside was educated at Queen Street Sunday school and the Gibraltar Street Lancasterian school.
Ironside had a ong career in politics and became increasing immersed in Chartism and socialism and, on 17 March 1839, joined Robert Owen in opening the Hall of Science, Buckingham Street, Sheffield.
Ironside died after a long illness on 20 August 1870 at his Sheffield home, Alma Grange, Carr Road, Walkley, and was buried in Sheffield general cemetery.
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