The People’s History Museum in Manchester has unveiled a new collection of banners, serving as a compelling reminder for visitors to the museum of democracy about the power of collective actions. Behind each of the 25 banners on display, whether more than 150-years-old or only recently created, there is a show of solidarity. The Save Me banner was created by seven-year-old Anabelle who took part in the Climate Strike in Preston on September 20 2019. It is joined by the Which Tomorrow? banner from 1966 which tells of the need to take care of the world for future generations. Also in the collection is the Mark Ashton Trust banner, created by Mark Ashton as a show of support between the LGBTQ+ society and the miners of the time in the 1980s, the story of which is told in the movie Pride

All of the banners from the exhibition are located throughout the museum’s main galleries and will be on display until January 7, 2024.  The exhibition is one of a number of free activities at the museum, opening hours are 10am until 5pm everyday except Tuesday. To find out more about visiting the People’s History Museum, please click here.    Main image: courtesy of the People’s History Museum