Working Class Movement Library

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Sassy sashes – glad to have been of help to our friends @PHMMcr

Posted by wcmlibrary on February 25, 2013


We were delighted to be able to lend one of our sashes to the People’s History Museum for their Stunning Sashes half-term workshop last week.  It’s an early one from the National Union of Gasworkers and General Labourers, and is made of heavy fabric with even heavier metal motifs and badges on it, such as a pressed metal badge depicting a handshake plus the motto “United we stand, divided we fall”.


13 adults and children attended the workshop, and the feedback was very positive.  The workshop leader said that it really helped to illustrate what a sash actually is, especially the weight of it, and that there were lots of talking points for both adults and children.  A  particular point of interest was the beehive motif, which was said to look like a jellyfish!Sash1



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