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Manchester Connolly Association- 1965 Poster for Easter Commemoration Meeting and Parade April 13, 2010


From 1965 a Poster from The Manchester Connolly Association advertising an Easter Commemoration, Meeting and Parade.
The Connolly Association, were the Irish Communist grouping in Britain. Originally called The Connolly Club.
This article on Manchester’s Radical History provides good background. Both Danny Kilcommins and Tommy Watters , speakers at the event are mentioned.
I’m not sure if the Tom Redmond mentioned is the Tom Redmond who was a member of the Irish Workers League and editor of Socialist Voice.

 

7 Responses to “Manchester Connolly Association- 1965 Poster for Easter Commemoration Meeting and Parade”

  1. Conor McCabe Says:

    The Tom Redmond mentioned is indeed the Tom Redmond of the Irish Workers League / Communist Party of Ireland. At this stage, though, Tom was a member of the Connolly Association. He joined the Irish Communist movement when he returned to Ireland in the late 1960s.

  2. […] * Manchester Connolly Association- 1965 Poster for Easter Commemoration Meeting and Parade […]

  3. John Sweeney Says:

    Hello

    Does anyone have any more details on Tommy Watters; he was my wife’s grandfather. Are there any photo’s of Tommy?

    Thanks

    John

  4. anne O'neill Says:

    is it the Tommy Watters who lived in Belfast and moved to Moss Side in 1946 and worked for the newspapers and had children John , Mary and Anne.

    Regards
    Anne O’Neill nee Watters

  5. anne O'neill Says:

    The tommy watters mentioned in the above poster was my dad

    kind regards

    Anne o’neill

  6. anne O'neill Says:

    however, i believe there is another tommy watters, who was very active in irish politics, and can be found on the website.

    regards

    anne o’neill

  7. jaycarax Says:

    Very interesting. Thanks for posting.

    Might be of interest:

    http://comeheretome.wordpress.com/2011/06/08/manchester-calling-2-wolfe-tone-the-ycl-and-a-hot-summer-in-london/

    Found this in the People’s History Museum in Manchester.


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