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.
Message to the Libre Pensée Conference. Saint-Herblain (Brittany) August 21st to August 25th 2018 Salutations to Little Britainers from Great Britainers. To quote another of Britain’s great Parliamentarian’s – “It is true that the House of Commons must be master in its own house, otherwise it is not a sovereign body. But it isn’t master … More Message to the Libre Pensée Conference
Just 26 days before the 17th Annual Charles Bradlaugh Commemoration to which you are all invited. This year is special being 150 years since Charles Bradlaugh first stood as a candidate in the 1868 general election offering the people of Northampton the choice of electing a man who was genuinely a man of the people. … More 26 Days to Go
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