the image of this bookmark
kindly donated by
Mark Cottrill, U.K.
[image of blacksmith
looking towards a
1893 - 1914
COMING OF AGE
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Godden does not record this weaver
Signed on top turnover:-
Extract from : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_Labour_Party:-
On 11 April 1914 the party celebrated its 21st anniversary with a congress in Bradford [to which the bookmark above relates]. The party had grown well in the previous decades, standing with a membership of approximately 30,000.
On 25 August 1888, the Scottish Labour Party (SLP) was formed, and this remained until 1895 when it dissolved itself into the ILP. This followed with Hardie becoming President of the ILP in 1894 and the vast majority of Scottish Labour Party members supported him.
[I do not know, but it seems to me that as the logo of the Independent Labour Party is " ISLP " - perhaps the SLP part reflected the Scottish connections]