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Exhibition | 2024 Banner Exhibition

Image of left to right: red bordered banner with central image of a brick building with text: The Tyldesley Miners’ Hall, 1893' and a red banner with text: 'Eastenders Against Pit Closures, Tower Hamlets Miners Support Group'.
Image of left to right: dark red landscape banner with text 'NUT Manchester Teachers' Association' and portrait banner with text 'Nurses Care' and an image of a nurse by a hospital bed.
Image of left to right: banner with an image of a Black person holding a mop and bucket with the text: 'The Journey We Made Across Land And Sea To Build A Country Not Made For Me' and a banner with images of frogs and text beginning 'It's ok to be jumpy. It's just my body trying to keep me safe.'

Accessible formats, organised by exhibition section:

  • Large Print guides include exhibition labels and short visual descriptions for all banners on display.
  • British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted links include films of exhibition labels for each banner on display.
  • Audio narrated links include narration of exhibition labels and short visual descriptions for each banner on display.

Workers section (blue)

Tobacco Workers’ Union banner, around 1960

 

National Union of Railwaymen (NUR) Rickmansworth Branch banner, around 1920 (front side)

 

National Union of Railwaymen (NUR) Rickmansworth Branch banner, around 1920 (reverse side)

 

Rossendale Valley Textile Workers Union banner, 1961

 

National Association of Local Government Officers (NALGO), Nottinghamshire County Branch banner, around 1978

 

The Journey We Made Across Land And Sea, To Build A Country Not Made For Me banner, 2021

Voters section (purple)

Cadets of Temperance, Manchester Branch banner, 1930s

 

Primrose League Stretford Habitation No 1861 banner, around 1900

 

Mansfield Labour Party Women’s Section banner, 1980s

 

Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) banner, 2018

 

Burnley & Pendle Anti-Nazi League (ANL) banner, 2003

 

Raise higher the red banners of the classe struggle! banner, 1920s

 

Printers Aid Spain banner, around 1937

 

Gays Against Fascism banner, around 1977

Citizens section (pink)

Electrical Trades Union banner, 1959

 

AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) Manchester banner, around 1989

 

National Union of Teachers (NUT), Manchester Teachers’ Association banner, around 2010

 

Eastenders Against Pit Closures, Tower Hamlets Miners Support Group banner, 1992

 

Queer Resistance Against The Cuts banner, 2008

 

Hypervigilance, Baby banner, 2023  

 

Medical Campaign against Nuclear Weapons North West (MCANW) Region banner, 1980s

Banners section (white)

National Union of Civil & Public Servants (NUCPS) banner, around 1988

 

Tyldesley Miners’ Association banner, around 1900

 

Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers, Manchester District banner, date unknown

 

National Union of Public Employees (NUPE) Nurses Care banner, around 1988

 

Fire & Flood in the Pennines banner, 2019

Time Off? section (gold)

Women’s Co-operative Guild South Croydon Branch banner, around 1930

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