General Unionism collapsed in 1834, and only a few individual trades were able to fight the wage cuts that came with the bad times of 1837. In 1842, Chartism and trades unionism revived simultaneously. Those artisans who were most vulnerable to sweating—carpenters, shoemakers and tailors—had always been prominent in London and urban Chartism; now delegates to the 1842 annual Chartist conference reported that these trades were adhering to Chartism in their collective capaity (15a). London Chartism was enormously strengthened.