Pens, People and Power: 1918 Representation People Act

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As thousands of us turn out to vote in local elections today, let’s briefly step back 100 years to when the UK’s Representation of the People Act was passed at a time when female workers made up around 75% of the Birmingham pen trade’s workforce. 2018 marks the centenary of the Representation of the People […]

‘Flourishing Museum’ Oral Histories

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We are collecting Oral Histories to provide sound resources for a new exhibition at the Museum and capture pen trade stories before they are lost. Please contact the Museum if you are able to help with providing memories of people who at one time worked or continue to work in the Pen Trade in the […]