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Mar 31 2018 15:23

We are gradually building a full picture of the various anarchist groups throughout the region, and hope to someday publish a full history.

Were you part of an anarchist group during the 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s etc etc in the North East of England ?

Would / could you possibly write down any memories you have and email them to us ?

Do you remember group activities, numbers, what literature was produced ?

Do you want to donate / copy any literature ?

Obviously all correspondence can be treat anonymously.

Every bit of information helps, no matter how large or small, for example the following quote we found elsewhere..

“”Back in the late 70’s early 80’s our group encompassed the whole region and went under the name of Tyne & Wear Anarchist Group (TWAG); we also had a Tyne & Wear DAM. TWAG had around 6 regular activists in Sunderland, a similar number in Gateshead, the same in Newcastle and a member out in Blyth. TWAG would also regularly link up with comrades in Middlesbrough and Darlington.””

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“Tomorrow history will be written by experts who were far removed from the events and personnel concerned and they will deliver their emphatic interpretations and verdicts. We here are talking about protagonists who will be excluded from all the histories as yet unwritten.”

Antonio Téllez Solá

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Mar 31 2018 17:24

Do you have a copy of (or indeed are you in contact with the people who made) The Secret Anarchist History of Newcastle? Think this is the guy who made it. And there's this as well. Good luck with it!

Oh, and I know this is technically Teesside antifascist history rather than Tyneside anarchism, but I've seen there's a push to commemorate the memory of the Battle of Stockton recently - no idea if there were any anarchos in Stockton at the time, but if there were I'm sure they would've been getting stuck in.

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yes,we have and know about all. thankyou for your response though

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https://tynesideanarchistarchive.wordpress.com/2018/06/07/the-mystery-of-garibaldis-heed/

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Aug 5 2018 10:27

Just bumping this to add that anarcho-history nerds anywhere may be interested in the 1963 issue of Direct Action they've just put up: https://tynesideanarchistarchive.wordpress.com/2018/08/05/tom-brown-in-birtley/

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Aug 5 2018 10:44

and an earlier one....

https://tynesideanarchistarchive.wordpress.com/2018/07/08/tom-brown/

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https://tynesideanarchistarchive.wordpress.com/2018/08/12/fascists-are-instruments-of-the-state/

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The 'Tom Brown in Birtley' piece (his article about the 1926 strike is now up on the KSL site):

https://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/tqjrrr

Rival to the silver bands, some well known, were the bazooka bands, the “bazooka” [kazoo] being a sixpenny instrument one hummed into. About 40 of these, with drums made quite a noise. All the bands – there must have been a few hundred of them in the country, including children’s bands – were in costume, a condition being that the costume should not cost a great deal. Sometimes 20 bands would take part in a local carnival, tramping miles to the site. I recall one fat man who, dressed as a sultan in the remains of a bedspread, marched at the head of his “harem” of 40 women, a very proud sultan he looked, and the “Tramps”, each wearing a battered bowler and spats, who played their tune, then sang, “We’re on the road to anywhere” like a choir. There were bands of Zulu warriors, Red Indians, knights in tincan armour, battalions of Fred Karno’s Army, bands of mermaids (the most difficult of the lot) and of pirates (the easiest).

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