Alan Dein writes of his discovery of a ‘Topic Songbook’ from the 1950s, and its window into the Socialist century
Tag: Radical Objects
An exploration of the plaster casts of the first labouring man to enter Parliament, and founder of the National Agricultural Labourer’s Union, Joseph Arch, written by Karen Sayer
The Italian patriot and exile, Giuseppe Garibaldi, enjoyed legendary fame in mid-Victorian Britain. Marcella Pellegrino Sutcliffe explores some artefacts from this period that bear his image
This political tract ‘The Tryal of Lieutenant Colonel John Lilburn’ links indelibly two of the most commanding figures in English radicalism, both of whom won key legal victories against the executive and so helped to establish greater freedom to publish and propagandise
A t-shirt created by a group of young people from the Brighton Peace & Environment Centre, who attended the Hague Appeal for Peace Conference in May, 1999
A copy of the British Vegetarian magazine from 1969
A small brass miner won as a raffle prize during a ‘Miners Gala’ held in Suffolk in 1984 at the peak of the Miners Strike, to raise funds to support the striking miners and their families
Saucepan used to cook food for imprisoned members of the African National Congress on trial in South Africa during the late 1950’s
A badge from the 1989/90 sold as part of demonstrations against the Poll Tax, with proceeds supporting the Kemptown anti-Poll Tax Union.
A ten-inch bronze bust that depicts Charles Bradlaugh, one of the commanding figures of Victorian radicalism.