MP for Northampton (1880 – 1891)
Bradlaugh, Charles (1833-1891), politician and freethinker, was born on 26 September 1833 at home at 31 Bacchus Walk, Hoxton, London, the eldest of seven children born to Charles Bradlaugh, a solicitor’s clerk, and his wife, Elizabeth Trimby, a former nursemaid.
The Charles Bradlaugh Society held the inaugural commemoration on Sunday 29 September 2002 and the first poster is here. The format of the commemoration remains the same each year. First a group photograph is taken at the commencement of proceedings, followed by officers giving the first oration, the Project Co-ordinator first followed by the Secretary after which people are invited to speak about Charles Bradlaugh with the Chair trying to keep it all on track.
The Society was initiated by Peter Mulligan who took on the role of Project Co-ordinator. He invited Christopher Pounds and Tony Upton to take on the roles of Secretary and Chair respectively. Later they were joined by Garry Marlowe as Publicity Officer and Andrew Withers as CBS Representative on the IAFT. We are open to new officers joining us.
We have been fortunate to have in attendance several distinguished guests over the years who have spoken with much admiration and enthusiasm for the talents and courage of Charles Bradlaugh.