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People's History Museum blog

PHM is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future.

On this blog we share posts from the PHM team and other experts, with behind the scenes stories, coverage of PHM's exhibitions and events, and highlights from the museum's unique collection.

Posts tagged 'Working class'

Image of Saklatvala speaking to a crowd in Trafalgar Square, Communist Party photo collection. Image courtesy of People's History Museum

Shapurji Saklatvala: An anti-colonialist in the heart of empire

1 November 2022


In this blog PHM’s Researcher Dr Shirin Hirsch writes about the MP Saklatvala, the Labour Party’s first MP of colour.  From his early life and membership of the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB), to his fight for national and colonial issues in parliament.



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Image of Paris Commune biscuit, 1871. Image courtesy of People's History Museum

A taste of PHM's collection

16 September 2022


A look at some of the weird and wonderful food and drink items in PHM’s collection.



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Image of A Garland for May, 1895, Walter Crane. Front page of The Clarion. Image courtesy of People's History Museum

May Day: A People’s Holiday

1 May 2022


The history of the early May Day Bank Holiday, investigated by People’s History Museum researcher Dr Shirin Hirsch.



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Jayaben Desai and the Grunwick strike

1 April 2022


Q & A on PHM Radical Jayaben Desai with PHM’s Researcher Dr Shirin Hirsch.



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Image of Left to right Help Spain poster, 1937. Image courtesy of People's History Museum and Sam Jenkins, PHM's former Collections Manager

The Spanish Civil War: This far and no further

17 July 2021


In this blog about the Spanish Civil War, PHM’s former Collections Manager Sam Jenkins shares an insight into the events surrounding the bloodiest conflict seen in Europe since the end of World War I, and some of the stories that are told through the museum’s collection.



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