Kent & Sussex Branch Street Stalls

March 2024 Forums World Socialist Movement Kent & Sussex Branch Street Stalls

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    Stall in Canterbury went ahead yesterday, but the weather was not good. Too windy to use the display stand and it drizzled with rain on and off throughout the afternoon. Had a few interesting conversations, including one with an anarchist based in Ireland who takes an interest in the SPGB and is willing to leaflet for us. Gave him the local contact details.Sold three Standards and one pamphlet.    And quite a few leaflets were handed out too.

    #88631
    robert.cox
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    Canterbury SPGB Street Stall – Sat. 15th JulyCanterbury out-foxed the BBC weather dept. today with unscheduled rain that started as soon as we got the stall up and lasted an hour and a half. Very few locals appeared to be in town but lots of overseas vistors, especially students.The stall was fairly quiet (especially during the rain). Sold two Standards, a book and a pamphlet, and distributed well over a hundred leaflets before rain returned at 4:30pm.

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    robert.cox
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    The stall in Canterbury last Saturday will be memorable because Neil, a local resident, who had earlier made contact on the ‘Meetup’ website, turned up to meet us.  We soon found out that he had already applied on-line to join the Party, and we are looking forward to seeing him at our Branch meeting later this month.Again we experienced unexpected rain showers, but these were mitigated by the kindness of the street trader next door, who lent us one of his parasols.  And again it was windy, but we managed to get the display stand out for a good stint.  We sold two Standards, one SOYMB, a Marxism Revisited and a Strange Meeting (WWI) pamphlet.About a hundred copies of our new leaflet were distributed, aimed at Corbyn/Labour Party supporters.  Usefully, several of those in the target group who took a copy misread the title as being a Labour Party leaflet, despite our logo being right on the front.Among the workers we had discussions with, were a mature woman who advised us try to avoid misconceptions by not publically associating ourselves with Marx, and a man who expressed sympathy with socialist ideas, but was sceptical about the chance of success, but nevertheless had voted for the “independent socialist” in Canterbury at the 2015 general election (i.e. making him one of the 166 who voted for the SPGB on that occasion).

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    Although it was not possible to set up a stall, members from K & S handed out over 500 leaflets at the Canterbury Pride festival yesterday.  At one point a member of the public assisted them with the leaflet distribution. The branch will be resuming its street stalls in Canterbury on Saturday, 30 June.  Members will be found in the vicinity of the Parade, a pedestrianised area close to the cathedral, from 12noon.http://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/event/canterbury-street-stall-12noon

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    Anonymous
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    Excellent four hours in Canterbury today with wall to wall sunshine.  Several interesting conversations, four pamphlets and one Standard sold; several back numbers given away and about three hundred leaflets handed out.  Three members present.

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