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An exhibition of 23 quilts, each 6ft x 6ft, made by the community of Silverdale, North Staffordshire, to commemorate Fanny Deakin (1883-1968), Silverdale's extraordinary spokeswoman and political activist. Fanny Deakin was a founder member of the Labour Party in Silverdale, becoming the first woman councillor on the Wolstanton Urban District Council in 1921.  A miners wife, she was a champion of local people and fought for better conditions,…

 

Created : Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 22:53
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09

 

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"Many minds, but one heart." (Chelmsford Branch banner of the NUGW). All of the banners collected together for this exhibition, with the exception of the Suffrage banner, were the work of women in Merseyside and the North West. Some of them were simply made - produced quickly for a demonstration; some of them contained months and months of intricate work and patience. All pointed to the work and diversity of interests that concern…

 

Created : Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 23:55
Updated : Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 06:42

 

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                                                       This was an exhibition of 6 banners newly commisioned by the STUC (Scottish Trades Union Council) for the opening of the April 1990 STUC Congress. Jane Carroll and Alistair McCallum were commisioned to make the banners; both had previously worked for many individual unions in designing and making banners and posters. The exhibition consisted of woven, printed and hand painted banners,…

 

Created : Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 23:50
Updated : Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 06:42

 

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