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December Object of the Month

December 25, 20151:03 pmSeptember 25, 2023 1:04 pmLeave a Comment

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: a […]

Object of the Month – Mothers for Peace Quilt

October 12, 20151:07 pmSeptember 25, 2023 1:10 pmLeave a Comment

The Mothers for Peace movement began in 1981 when four mothers travelled to the Soviet Union and four mothers travelled to the United States with messages of peace. It was founded by Lucy Behenna and Marion Mansergh, who were concerned about the on-going Cold War and the escalating arms race. They hoped that mothers from […]

Object of the Month – Wicker Basket

October 1, 20151:12 pmSeptember 25, 2023 1:14 pmLeave a Comment

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 […]

International Day of Peace Special Blog

September 21, 20151:15 pmSeptember 25, 2023 1:17 pmLeave a Comment

A special blog to celebrate the UN International Day of Peace. The International Day of Peace, also sometimes referred to as World Peace Day,  was first established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly, the first peace day was observed the following year, in 1982, the theme of which was “The right of people […]

Object of the Month – Greenham Common Banner

September 1, 20151:17 pmSeptember 25, 2023 1:20 pmLeave a Comment

September’s Object of the Month is our ever-popular Greenham Common Banner The banner is 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 of the 110 mile route they took from […]

Remembering Srebrenica Flag

July 22, 20151:22 pmSeptember 25, 2023 1:23 pmLeave a Comment

Remembering Srebrenica, an organisation set up to honour the victims and survivors of the Srebrenica Massacre, 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 in our […]

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and Women’s rights

April 28, 20151:27 pmSeptember 25, 2023 1:32 pmLeave a Comment

The time of the year is nearly approaching to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the WILPF.  In April 1915 a congregation of women from a range of backgrounds and cultures gathered together in an International Congress in The Hague as a reaction to the end of the First World War and to protest against war in […]

Object of the Moment: International Conscientious Objector Day

March 5, 201510:05 amSeptember 25, 2023 3:51 pmLeave a Comment

To coincide with International Conscientious Objectors Day, here are two of the many Conscientious Objectors that we have information about at The Peace Museum. Thomas Linwood Bower Thomas Linwood Bower was a Conscientious Objector from Bradford who refused to fight during the First World War. He opposed the war effort on religious grounds with army […]

Holocaust Memorial Day blog

January 27, 20151:33 pmSeptember 25, 2023 1:36 pmLeave a Comment

From 1941-1945, the Nazi party in German were intent upon the total destruction of the Jews in Europe. Initially, this began with denying rights and civil liberties to the Jewish population in German and forcibly moving them to ghettos. The Nazi party also began to circulate propaganda across Germany in order to demonise the Jews. […]

Object of the Fortnight – Christmas Themed Objects

December 11, 20141:36 pmSeptember 25, 2023 1:39 pmLeave a Comment

The blog this week is going to focus on a selection of objects that highlight the theme of peace at Christmas time as we approach the festive season. This year has been a significant one for the commemoration of the outbreak of the First World War and this is a theme that has been well-documented […]