The Weekend in Wales

A guest blog by Archivist Heather Roberts

LGSM members in WalesSince the Pride film was released in summer last year, the Labour History Archive & Study Centre at the PHM has seen a wonderful increase in interest in our Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) and LGBT collections.  We’ve even had more material donated!  Please join us in welcoming the contribution to the LGSM holdings by Bruce Currie, former LGSM member.

Bruce Currie testimonial partThe collection consists mainly of facsimile material of LGSM members at the weekend in Wales, including photographs of the community dance made famous in the Pride film, a beautifully written testimony by Bruce of the weekend and pamphlets and information from the LGSM in general.

LGSM and miners danceThe collection has not been catalogued online yet but is nevertheless available for research.  To see this wonderful material, please use our enquiry form here, referencing “Bruce Currie LGSM Papers, ref ACC.1442”.

If you’re interested in LGBT history, please swing by the People’s History Museum for the first ever LGBT History Festival this Valentine’s Sunday.


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