The collection contains records pertaining to Hull Action for Peace between 1979-1981, including minutes, correspondence and publicity material. There are also eleven separate items of miscellaneous peace movement ephemera.
Records of Hull Action for Peace and other items relating to the Peace Movement
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 50 U DX225
- Dates of Creation1978-1988
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description7 files
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
This non-party organisation was established in early 1978 following a public meeting in Hull on 'alternative employment' advocating a switch from military to civilian production. There was no formal membership, and supporters simply offered whatever commitment of time and energy they could. The group, which lasted until the mid-1980s, was affiliated to the National Peace Council and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. It worked with other sympathetic groups, such as the Hull Trades Council's Peace Sub-Committee. Basically, the group worked in Hull and its region to promote peace, nuclear disarmament, to halt the arms race, argue for the use peaceful non-military solutions to international conflicts, and so on. Regular meetings were held, one of which included a showing of Peter Watkins' banned 1965 BBC film 'The War Game'.
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Donated by Brenda Rigby, Hull, February 1991