A lot has been happening this year, those resident in the town will have noticed that Bradlaugh’s statue has undergone a thorough cleaning and is now back to its original stone. Additionally the two flower tubs have been repainted and the light fixture has received some attention too.
Bradlaugh’s recently cleaned statue is now back to its stone.
We were contacted this year by a radio journalist and asked to give an interview about Charles Bradlaugh and his achievements. This is now in the editing room and we hope to publish it here in the not too distant future.
Statue Plinth back to stone. (August 2014)
Also the University of Northampton – Atheist, Humanist and Secularist Society contacted us and wanted to co-operate on promoting the work of Bradlaugh.
For a while now the officers had been deliberating the idea of presenting an annual talk on subjects pertinent to Bradlaugh’s life.
In partnership with UoN – AHSS, the Charles Bradlaugh Society is pleased to announce it will be presenting an Inaugural Annual Charles Bradlaugh Society Talk on Wednesday 24th September 2014.
Bradlaugh’s Dedication Plaque.
To help promote the Commemoration and Talk a new promotional poster has been designed and is now made public for the first time.
You can download it by clicking on the promotional poster link.
Download Charles Bradlaugh Society Poster 2014
We hope to see as many people at both these events and emulate the scenes once associated with Bradlaugh’s statue.
Photo of the Charles Bradlaugh Statue in days past.
If you have space at work, club, pub, mosque, church, lodge for a poster promoting the 13th Charles Bradlaugh Society annual commemoration of Charles Bradlaugh then please download this
The tabs at the bottom are designed to be cut along the lines so people can tear off a tab.
We look forward to meeting up again on 28 September 2014.
18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013
Blessed with a glorious day and an influx of new attendees this year’s commemoration was deemed a great tribute to an unflinching hero.
Prominent amongst the speakers honouring Bradlaugh was Barbara Smoker who was President of the National Secular Society for 25 years.
Barbara Smoker – President NSS (2013)
Thank you to all who attended and travelled so far to remember Charles Bradlaugh on his birthday.
Messages of appreciation for him were received from as far a field as California:
Yesterday, I've read about Charles Bradlaugh. It was the first time I've ever heard of him. Today, I checked the Wikipedia entry, and I am in total awe of the man, his principles, and his intrepidity. I plan to learn a lot more about him as soon as possible, but I'm delighted to have "discovered" Mr. Bradlaugh just 3 days before his birthday.
I wish I could speak at the commemoration, but I live and work in Los Angeles, California. Could I get more info on the Society, please? Thank you so much, and Happy 183 birthday, Mr. Bradlaugh! [Dan]
Could there be a better indication of Bradlaugh’s global impact.
We look forward to meeting you all again next year.
Only a few days, 16 in fact, before the next commemoration on 29 September 2013 at Abington Square, Northampton.
Please come along and support this event.
Sunday Lecture – Rebels, Infidels and Troublemakers
Bishopsgate Library is home to the library and archives of numerous radicals and troublemakers, including infidel Charles Bradlaugh, blasphemer George Jacob Holyoake and a wealth of other collections documenting people and organisations who dared to challenge the status quo.
Sun 26 May 2013, 11.00
If you able to publicize this year’s commemoration by downloading this poster and displaying at your place of work, local pub, library, place of worship, lodge, or indeed anywhere else suitable then please do so.
Click Here to Download Poster
Cutting along the lines between the six tags at the bottom of the poster will allow interested people to tear off one of the tags and keep as a reminder.