Wednesday, 25 July 2007

History in weblog format

For those interested in Labour / Union history I'd recommend three history weblogs they are by one of our readers who has been sending me some excellent Co-op pictures. The posts consist of newspaper cuttings and articles from the past. Forgotten and not forgotten strikes, the Clarion Van, Esperanto groups. Fascinating stuff, it's an online scrapbook fortunately with an index.

Hayes Peoples History - Labour / TU history in Middlesex, national stories in a local setting
Country Standard - a former radical magazine for rural workers

Two postings of interest...Women's Co-operative Guild which illustrates how political they could be on issues of peace and divorce reform. The Red Flag - a story from 1927 that would still get the Daily Mail in a hissy fit if you attempted such action in 2007.