Records of Hull Action for Peace and other items relating to the Peace Movement

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

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.

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'.

Conditions Governing Access

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Custodial History

Donated by Brenda Rigby, Hull, February 1991

Related Material

Newspaper cuttings relating to Ron Huzzard, 1944-1946 [Ref U DX361]

League of Nations Union: Hull branch, 1921-1937 [Ref : L DSLN]