commemorations and anniversaries

August 2022 Forums General discussion commemorations and anniversaries

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  • #84475
    alanjjohnstone
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    English Heritage's anniversaries for 2016:

    Battle of Hastings (950 years) – 14 October 1066

    Siege of Kenilworth (750 years) – June-December 1266

    Birth of Mary Tudor (500 years) – 18 February 1516

    Death of William Shakespeare (400 years) – 23 April 1616

    Great Fire of London (350 years) – 2 September 1666

    Birth of landscape architect Capability Brown (300 years) – summer 1716

    The Somme Offensive (100 years) – 1 July 1916

    England's World Cup win (50 years) – 30 July 1966angry

     

    I believe the Dublin 1916 Easter Rising will be remembered by the Standard but what other historic anniversaries do members of the forum suggest should be commemorated by the Party for 2016 by special public meetings or featured in the Standard?

    #116070
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    May will be the 90th anniversry of the 1926 General Strike

    #116071
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Oooops …totally forgot the really BIG one…the founding of our companion party the WSPUS, July the 7th 1916 Let's celebrate that with a really good special issue of the Socialist Standard 

    #116072
    DJP
    Participant

    FWIW. I'm working on something for the 75th anniversary of the start of the Spanish civil war.

    #116073
    hallblithe
    Participant

    We should not forget the 50th anniversary of Star Trek this September.

    #116074
    DJP
    Participant
    hallblithe wrote:
    We should not forget the 50th anniversary of Star Trek this September.

    I'm not that much of a fan, but isn't it only in the "Second Generation" that the space communism thing really comes out?

    #116075
    hallblithe
    Participant

    Well, we could wait until September  2017 for the 30th anniversary of the Next Generation.   I do not recall Kirk talking like this.

    #116076
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    'Make it so'Not that I am much of a fan 

    #116077
    jondwhite
    Participant
    alanjjohnstone wrote:
    Oooops …totally forgot the really BIG one…the founding of our companion party the WSPUS, July the 7th 1916 Let's celebrate that with a really good special issue of the Socialist Standard 

    Or World Socialist Review?

    #116078
    pgb
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    DJP wrote:
    FWIW. I'm working on something for the 75th anniversary of the start of the Spanish civil war.

    You had better hurry, the 75th anniversary of the start of the Spanish Civil War was in 2011.

    #116079
    Anonymous
    Inactive
    pgb wrote:
    DJP wrote:
    FWIW. I'm working on something for the 75th anniversary of the start of the Spanish civil war.

    You had better hurry, the 75th anniversary of the start of the Spanish Civil War was in 2011.

    Clearly DJP means the 80th anniversary…

    #116080
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Of course, we also have Her Majesty, the Queen's 90th birthday in April…perhaps we could do a right royal republican edition of the Standard for the occasion

    #116081
    rodmanlewis
    Participant
    alanjjohnstone wrote:
    Of course, we also have Her Majesty, the Queen's 90th birthday in April…perhaps we could do a right royal republican edition of the Standard for the occasion

    …and congratulate her on a long and fruitless life?

    #116082
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Apparently there will be something called  The Patron's Lunch will honour the Queen's lifetime dedication to service and mark her patronage of more than 600 charities and organisations….Its title is crying our for some group to do a "Peoples Lunch" in its vicinity and no doub there will be…Perhaps food served up from a food bank…Maybe we could  soup kitchen theme, dress up in rags and dish out bowls of soup and chunks of bread. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-35318389

    #116083
    ALB
    Keymaster

    We've missed out this significant one for us: the 500th anniversary of the publication of Thomas More's Utopia:http://utopia.somersethouse.org.uk/

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