PLANE SPEAKING: TWO RADICAL OBJECTS IN THE COLLECTION
On 7th May 2015 there will be a General Election to return local MPs to the House of Commons. Almost every citizen over the age of 18 will be able to vote and this is known as universal suffrage. This was only achieved through radical action and mass protest, and there are two objects in the Collection which are a key part of this story: a trade union banner for the United Tool Makers and an oversized spirit level. The banner is thought to be the oldest trade union banner in a Yorkshire collection and is a remarkable survivor.
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