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Anniversary of the War Resisters International

The War Resisters International (WRI) was founded on this day (March 16th) in 1921, with a founding declaration that has remained unchanged. “War is a crime against humanity.  I am therefore determined not to support any kind of war and to strive for the removal of all kinds of war.” WRI are a global pacifist […]

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‘Stop Trident’ Demo in London

On Saturday 27th February there was a huge national demonstration to protest against the renewal of Britain’s nuclear weapons system: Trident.  The whole demo was organised by the CND (the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) and tens of thousands of people were estimated to have attended, making it Britain’s largest anti-nuclear weapons march in decades.  Protestors […]

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Centenary of Conscription

100 years ago this year on January 27th 1916, two years into WWI, conscription was introduced for the first time in Britain.  Under the Military Service Act of 1916 all fit, single men aged 18 – 41 were liable for call up, this was eventually raised to 51 years.  Exemptions could only be claimed by […]

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January Object of the Month Blog

This month’s object of the month is a communist party poster produced in the 1960s calling for U.S. Troops to be pulled out of Vietnam and an end to the War.  On the left hand side of the poster is a picture of a soldier giving a child a drink and underneath is a picture […]

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December Object of the Month Blog

This month’s object of the month blog is a special Christmas themed blog.  Christmas is celebrated each year by billions of people around the world by Christians and non- Christians alike, as a religious and cultural celebration. We have a number of Christmas related objects in our collection including this month’s object of the month: […]

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November Object of the Month Blog

November is an eventful month in Peace history; it is on the 20th November 1962 that the Cuban Missile crisis concluded as President John F. Kennedy announced he had lifted the U.S naval blockade of Cuba stating that “the evidence to date indicates that all known offensive missile sites in Cuba have been dismantled.”  It […]

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Object of the Month Blog – Wicker Basket

This month’s object of the month blog is dedicated to a traditional wicker wooden basket; it belonged to the late, long serving peace campaigner, Frances MacKeith. It is said that Frances purchased the basket at the age of twenty five. She bought it once Britain declared war on Germany which began World War Two. Frances […]

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New Object in the Collection

Remembering Srebrenica Flag Remembering Srebrenica, an organisation set up to honour the victims and survivors of the Srebrenica, has kindly donated the Peace Museum a striking flag. The flag was flown from Bradford City Hall during Srebrenica Memorial Week in July and was designed by flag maker Charles Ashburner. We hope to display the flag […]

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Object of the Month – Greenham Common Banner

September’s Object of the Month is our ever-popular Greenham Common Banner The Object: September’s Object of the Month is a banner from the Women’s Action for Disarmament march, which consisted of thirty-six women, from the Women for Life on Earth group, four men and several small children. The large banner includes a hand drawn map […]

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