|Description||Gift from Jenny Smith, Bristol, December 2019|
18 badges relating to the Women's Liberation Movement
Peace themes including Greenham and Nuclear free Pacific
Womens Peace Camp: Greenham Common
Women strike for peace: De-escalate! Dismantle! Disarm!
CND/Peace symbol interlocked with woman symbol, (white, purple, green)
Pacific Women's Tour, 1986: working for an independent and nuclear free Pacific
Like the Gorse on the Common we will prevail [Greenham]
Grannies for Peace
Women's fightback: Labour women make policy, not tea
Labour won't stop until women are fully represented: Labour
Power to womens conference [Labour Party?]
A woman's place is in her union
A Woman's place is in her union: TUC
Bristol City Council Women's Committee
Bristol City Council: Women's Committee: Working with women (missing pin)
Women against pit closures
For a woman's right to work: demonstrate 5 June
Women: discover your strength
Women Live: May '82
Yes to a Crisis house for women: Missing Link
The reason women are called "birds" is because of the worms they pick up
Following this kind gift of badges, Hannah Lowery visited Jenny Smith in January 2020, and collected additional materials. She also discussed her life and activities as a Councillor, housing worker, and activist. Archives are also held at Bristol Archives.
'I love [heart symbol] grass roots activism', Created by one of a series of a hundred at the inaugural Stokes Croft China Exhibition, 2009.
'GCHQ Unions: our rights: our freedom'
'Support our seafarers!'/'Beware! P O Profit before people', mug protesting again the P&O ferry company
'Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms'. Jenny Smith had this mug made, and discussed her reasons for doing so.
Cooperative Movement (shops)
'The Cooperative: good with food', black cap as worn by shop workers, n.d. [2000s?]
'The Cooperative membership: smiling with pride', t shirt. Also mentions 2012 being the International Year of cooperatives, and support for the LGBT network Respect.
Sticker stuck on t shirt 'Never had a Clegg-Over, www.lgbtlabour.org.uk'
Embroidered and mirror work fabric bag, of an Indian design. This was given to Jenny Smith, by Mrs Joshi, the wife of H.M Joshi, the President of the Sanatan Deevya Mandal, Bristol, for her help in establing a Hindu temple in Bristol. Also present is a photocopy of an invitation to the inauguration of the Sanatan Deevya Mandal's temple in Church Road, Redfield, Bristol, on 26 July 1981. The original invitation is held at the MShed Museum, Bristol.
White and lilac scarf/banner: 'Women for peace on earth Aug 1981', with CND/peace symbol, woman, dove'. Given to Jenny Smith by the women walking from South Wales to Greenham Common in 1981. Jenny helped carry their banner from Keynsham to Victoria Park, Bath, when they passed through the area on their march, and were in need of a rest to bathe their feet.
Sticker: 'Jenny Smith, Labour'. Jenny Smith stood as the Labour Party Candidate in the Bath Constituency in the 1987 General Election
Miners Strike 1984: 5 badges + FBU [Fire Brigade Union?] + Tolpuddle Martyrs 1834-1984
Bristol Support Campaign; NUM Support the miners; Mardy NUM Last pit in the Rhondda 1984; For whom we fought Easington Colliery 1984/85; P & O Strike N.U.S 1988 [National Union of Seamen?]
Amnesty International, South America, 10 badges:
SWAPO Women's Solidarity Campaign; Boycott South Africa not Nicaragua, Free Kuwait, Walk for the world 1987, Our World our say, Chilean Mapuche fight, Amnesty International, Nicaragua must survive, Free Moses Mayekiso, Bristol for Europe (2019: against Britain leaving the EU in January 2020)
Cooperative Movement: 9 badges, 1 fridge magnet:
Cooperative shops and fairtrade x 3, Cooperation not competition (with dove), Keep Calm and Co-operate, Rainbow (possible women in cooperative), The Cooperative good for everyone, I'm cooperative, symbol, Co-operative Women's Challenge 2020,
National Health Service/NHS: 13 badges
NUPE x 6 (including school meals, cleaners, home helps); NHS not for sale; ambulance workers; supporting junior doctors; support women's mental health/Missing Link; Help the Aged Youth Campaign
Labour Party and Political Campaigns: 24 badges (including Poll Tax/Community Charge)
No TTP/corporations x 2; Labour in Walcot (Bath) x 2; Campaign Creator; Hope; Spoilsport (Margaret Thatcher cartoon); If voting could change the system it would be illegal; Conservative Party (the tories: cream of society...); don't blame me I voted Labour x 2; Poll Tax no way; Axe Poll Tax; Axe the Tax; Thatcher out vote Labour; One Tory is two... ; If the tories had a soul...; What price justice?; Socialist Party; I'm an unregistered Socialist (relating to groups within the Labour Party); I'm voting Labour '92; New Labour New Britain 100 years; Vote Berry Labour (Roger Berry MP); Power to Constituencies; Fair Tax
Peace Campaigns/CND/Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament: 53 badges
Including Cruise Missiles, Trident Missiles, CND, Nuclear Power (Hinkley Point), Christians for peace, Labour Action for peace, Bread not bombs; Campaigns on 22 October and 6 June and 24 October; Protest and Survive; Peace for the Gulf; Nuclear Free Zone; Peace Pilgrimage; Scrap Tornado; Human Race for Life (26 October); Stop War Organisation; Oxfam Cut Conflict Campaign. Also many examples of 'X against the bomb' (Guardian readers, teddies, real ale drinkers..)
Assorted badges (please note that these include campaigns mentioned above): 48 badges
South West Gas works (keep public); Greenpeace; Anti-Apartheid; Pen Park Hole caves; Keep away from Embleton (Southmead, Bristol?); War on Want; Papa Cliff 23 May 1987; Veganism; Robinhood tax; Unison; National Council for Civil Liberties; hunting with dogs; Dementia friend; Unison; Bristol City Council; I'm Red and Green: it's only natural; I'm a stamp bug; Swapo; Make poverty history; domestic abuse; Charter 88; NHS; badger cull; ACAD; NCH
Labour Party including Jeremy Corbyn, Marvin Rees; Labour Party Travellers Campaign (x 2, wheel and rose); red rose and red stars (Europe?)
Shelter and housing issues; CHAR Campaign for Single Homeless People; Private landlords; House our youth 2000