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Mid to late 1980’s, anarchists in the North East were affiliated to the Northern Anarchist Network, and previous to that the North Eastern Anarchist Federation during the late 1970’s to early 1980’s. Both groups encompassed those from throughout Northern England, Yorkshire, etc to the Borders and southern Scotland. Pictured is one of the NAN bulletins we have. Others include numbers 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13. Obviously we always on the look out for any missing numbers..if you can help please get in touch.

Book fair


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The Newcastle Ewan Brown Anarchist Bookfair




“Wars do not happen because politicians omit to ask one another to dinner, or because Churchill forgot to slap Stalin on the back. Wars are fought for sound economic reasons and the greatest of all these is oil.”

Tom Brown. 1958.  foreseeing future events.

from Nationalism and the new boss class. Whilst we only have this pamphlet in PDF, we have a few other rather delicate ones in our collection, including…

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ALBERT MELTZER 1920 – 1996

In remembrance of an old friend of the archive since its inception over 20 years ago. Just before his death i let Albert know of my collecting / researching of the history of anarchism on Tyneside, to which his response was the information we have and known was only the ‘tip of the iceberg’. Sadly a lot of this information passed with Albert’s passing.

7th May 1996 we attended the funeral of Albert – funeral programme below..

meltzer funeral

meltzer funeral inner

Below a photo we have of Durruti’s grave, taken on the day of the scattering of Albert Meltzer’s ashes 31/11/1996. (although we have 1997 written on rear of photo ?)


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