If you are travelling to the Commemoration on 23rd September and require a lift or can provide a lift we have created a car pooling page on Ridevu. By clicking here you will go to the Ridevu page. We look forward to meeting you. All Welcome. NB: If you no longer wish to receive these … More Need a Lift to the Commemoration?
Dear Friends, We are pleased to announce details of this year’s XVII Annual Charles Bradlaugh Commemoration. 2018 sees the 150th anniversary of Charles Bradlaugh’s first standing in a General Election to become Northampton’s Independent Member for Parliament, a seat he won in 1880. This year is also the centenary of the ‘Representation of the People’s … More XVII Annual Commemoration Details Announced
This year is the 150th anniversary of Charles Bradlaugh standing as an Independent candidate for Northampton. The General Election happened between 17 November and 7 December 1868 and saw Charles Bradlaugh standing as a candidate for Member of Parliament for the first time. The ‘Bradlaugh for Northampton’ song written by James Wilson and Music by … More 150 Year Anniversary of ‘Bradlaugh for Northampton’
Pakistan Zindabad: Reviving Nationalism through Music Last Monday, I witnessed history in the making inside the prestigious walls of Bradlaugh Hall, Lahore. With 23rd March just around the corner, Call the Band, Giraffe and PMR collaborated with 40 drummers from around the country, to prepare a drum anthem, ‘Pakistan Zindabad.’ Set to release on Pakistan … More The Drummers of Pakistan come together for a performance at the Bradlaugh Hall
“Those who hold the reins of government entirely in their own grasp should seriously consider whether it would not be far wiser to carry such a measure now they have the ability, and while there is no hostile popular pressure, than to wait until a stormy reformation has swept them from power, and a manhood … More Manhood Suffrage
Charles Bradlaugh campaigned for working class men and women to obtain the vote. He wrote about his wish to see Universal Suffrage for men and women in his work ‘The Real Representation of the People’ and his efforts to bring democracy were rewarded with the Representation of the People Act 1918 which celebrates its centenary … More The Real Representation of the People
14 May of 2017 was a day of great pleasure for me and Ruchira. On that day we met Mr B. Ramchandra CST Voltaire, General Secretary of Freethought Party of India & his wife Mrs Swapna Bijayini and their son Dr. Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan. This family of admirers of Charles Bradlaugh came to Northampton … More A memorable visit to Northampton by an Indian family in love with Charles Bradlaugh ideology
The CBS has been asked to provide a speaker to ‘East Haddon History Society’ and we have been pleased to accept. Our Secretary Chris Pounds will be fulfilling the engagement on 18 January 2018. Full details can be found on the East Haddon History Society website. All Welcome.
Thank you to all those who came along to the 16th Commemoration on Sunday. Yet again we were fortunate to have glorious weather… perhaps there is an atheist God. We were pleased to be joined by Leicester Secular Society once again who brought their banner to adorn the celebration. The CBS was made aware that … More The Sun keeps shining on Bradlaugh.
No Sacred Cows was the point made by our guest speaker Andrew Withers at the annual Bradlaugh Talk. The problem of ‘Statism’ which has bloated institutions such as the NHS would have been an anathema to Bradlaugh. The Libertarian Party see themselves as the direct descendants of the Liberal Party that Bradlaugh belonged to, a … More No Sacred Cows…