Women's Lib history returns to Bolton 


An event to celebrate the Bolton Women’s Liberation Group will be held at Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive next week.

The group was one of the most active groups in the country during the 1970s and 1980s and three years ago they received help from the Heritage Lottery Fund to catalogue and preserve their records.

The group created a website and educational DVDs for use in schools and colleges in the Bolton area and their records were stored at the Feminist Archive North at Leeds University.

Now, copies of some of the records will be available to view in Bolton as the group will hand over their archive material to the museum on Tuesday, February 23.

The duplicate records will be available to view at the History Centre, which is based at the museum in Le Mans Crescent.

The event next week will also be a celebration of the group and its achievements, featuring a performance of feminist songs by local women’s choir Kadenza, a showing of one of their DVDs and some words from some of its members.

The event takes place in the museum’s Learning Studio from 5pm to 7pm and admission is free.

For more information, contact group members June Clayton on 01204 393115 or Hilary Eastham on 01204 691550.


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