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Stand by Your Banner

Synopsis
Explores aspects of Victorian working class culture by looking at two trade unions banners - the Operative Bricklayers’ Society (Watford Branch), a skilled craft union whose banner was designed in 1860, and the unskilled Dockers Union (Export Branch) in the 1890s, produced in the aftermath of the 1889 dock strike. The social, economic and historical backgrounds for both unions are assesssed to see how far the differences are reflected in the banner design.
Series
Arts Foundation Course, An: Course A102
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.
Year of production
1985
Availability
Off-air recording licence
Sale; 1998 sale: £85.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
History
Keywords
banners; trades unions

Credits

Producer
Tony Coe
Cast
Joan Bellamy 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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