17 November 1868 Remembered

17 November 1868 marked Charles Bradlaugh’s initiation into the political arena by registering his first candidature in a General Election held one hundred and fifty years ago. To celebrate an event that was to benefit not only the people of Northampton – his constituents, but also mankind through his dedication to freedom we invited everyone … More 17 November 1868 Remembered

Invite to 150th Anniversary Meal

All welcome to come to this Saturday’s Anniversary Meal. We will be meeting at the steps of All Saints Church in Northampton at noon on Saturday 17th November 2018. Download Poster Download Charles Bradlaugh and the 1968 election campaign in Northampton Visit Eventbrite to book your ticket.    

2018 Bradlaugh Talk

We are pleased to release the final cut of the ‘Bradlaugh Talk’ on Universal Suffrage, presented by William Collins on 23 September at the Bradlaugh Barn. Many thanks to Bradlaugh Fields Wildlife Park Association for use of the Bradlaugh Barn and we look forward to keeping Charles Bradlaugh’s memory alive together. The book mentioned in … More 2018 Bradlaugh Talk

Political Voices

BBC World Service Radio documentary by Political Correspondent Andrew Whitehead produced in 1991. Andrew Whitehead has contacted us and plans to join us on 17th November for the 150th anniversary meal, we look forward to meeting Andrew and discussing the making of his excellent documentary. All Welcome Download Poster

1868 Anniversary Invite

Further to the reservation of a table at the Charles Bradlaugh pub for Saturday the 17th  November I would like to mention some developments and ideas regarding this event. I met with the deputy manager of the pub on Friday evening and he was enthusiastic and very helpful. He was pleased when I mentioned we … More 1868 Anniversary Invite

150th Anniversary Meal

At the 17th annual commemoration the Charles Bradlaugh Society announced plans to hold a meal in November to celebrate the 1868 general election and the 100th anniversary celebration in 1968 when Michael Foot came to Northampton as representative of the National Secular Society. We are planning (stc) to hold the meal at the Charles Bradlaugh … More 150th Anniversary Meal

17th Annual Commemoration

Another successful Charles Bradlaugh commemoration was held on Sunday 23rd September 2018 in Northampton with new and old friends in attendance and some travelling from France to pay tribute to Charles Bradlaugh. Philippe Besson brought greetings from the ‘French Freethinkers Federation – Libre Pensee’ and welcomed the Charles Bradlaugh Society as members of the ‘International … More 17th Annual Commemoration

Libre Pensee and IAFT come to the Bradlaugh Gathering.

We were very pleased to be joined by our freethinking friends from France who travelled once more to join us for the 17th Charles Bradlaugh commemoration. The rain abated and the sun shone, yet again, on one of the best commemorations to date. We thank the Bradlaugh Fields Wildlife Trust for supporting us by allowing … More Libre Pensee and IAFT come to the Bradlaugh Gathering.

French Federation of Freethinkers sends Representative to 17th Annual Commemoration.

We are pleased to announce that the French Federation of Freethinkers, la Libre Pensée, will be sending a representative to attend this year’s annual Charles Bradlaugh Commemoration on 23 September 2018.   Philippe Besson and his wife Christine will be joining us for the second time, previously attending in 2016. Welcome Philippe and Christine. With … More French Federation of Freethinkers sends Representative to 17th Annual Commemoration.