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Badges of honour – mementoes of campaigns gone by, and causes still being fought today

Posted by wcmlibrary on March 17, 2015

Badge display

We had a visit the other week from Roy Jones, former Morning Star reporter.  Roy, also known to his colleagues as Arthur Roy, served as the paper’s industrial reporter from 1982 to 1995, so covered the miners’ strike as well as many other major struggles of the ’80s and ’90s.  The Industrial Reporters’ Group of the National Union of Journalists presented him with this display case of badges on his retirement – and he in turn has presented it to us.  How many of these do you recognise from your own collection?

 

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One Response to “Badges of honour – mementoes of campaigns gone by, and causes still being fought today”

  1. I enjoyed this post so buch I went upstairs & tipped out the badge jar. I have some of these. Also injunctions to Fight Education Cuts, Say No to the Abolition of West Yorkshire Metropolitan Council, Support the Miners, & Stop Bush; even, going back a bit, US get out of Vietnam. But the pride of the collection is the one that says ‘Wearing Badges is not Enough’ Jane B

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