The memorial event for Jalna Hanmer in London on 11 November has been postponed. A new event is being planned for February 2024.
We have just catalogued a small collection donated by the daughter of Barbara Marlyn Hughes, a feminist campaigner and peace activist. Barbara, a mother of three, was described as “strong, brave and proud”, and her Twitter handle was Raging Feminist Granny. She died suddenly at home, aged 75, in September 2021.
The collection includes a small collection of newsletters and posters on violence against women. There is also a headband handknitted by Barbara in green, white and purple with the words Greenham Common. You can see the collection here.
Shortly before her death, Barbara was interviewed by the Greenham Women Everywhere project. You can hear her interview here.
Barbara was also an avid clothes collector .Two of her dresses are currently in an exhibition in Bankfield Museum in Halifax until 23 December 2023. Opening the Wardrobe
There will be another event to celebrate Jalna’s life and work in London on Saturday 11 November. Information and booking.
We were saddened to hear of the death of Ellen Malos. As well as her notable campaigning and research work on domestic violence, she was also a trustee of our sister archive, Feminist Archive South, for many years. We pay homage to the passing of a feminist pioneer.
We want to thank everyone who came to Jalna’s celebration yesterday, and also those who couldn’t come but sent messages. It was wonderful to hear so many women talking about the impact Jalna had on their lives, and about her determination to hold those in power to account – all interspersed with many funny stories of her tenacity and doggedness. Her life of feminist activism has left a powerful legacy.