Charles Bradlaugh Society

Commemorates the achievements of Charles Bradlaugh MP for Northampton 1880 – 1891


Charles Bradlaugh

Member of Parliament for Northampton 1880 – 1891

Bradlaugh, Charles (1833-1891), classical Liberal politician, freethinker, atheist, republican 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 – 2002 Poster. 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 after which friends 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 and 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 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.

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