Friday, July 8, 2016

Party News Briefs: Paddington, Bloomsbury and Manchester (1952)

Party News from the March 1952 issue of the Socialist Standard

Paddington Branch report that the first of their fortnightly Sunday evening meetings held at Denison House, Vauxhall Bridge Road, was a success and it is hoped that these meetings will be continued for some time. Meetings in March are being held on the 9th and 23rd. For details see Notices of Meetings.

Bloomsbury Branch, since the closing of the Trades Union Club, has been anxious to obtain a Central London Hall for Sunday evening meetings and has now been successful in hiring the Night Taxi Drivers’ hall at 6, Flitcroft Street (off St. Giles High Street), W.C.2 The first meeting will be held on Sunday, March 16th, at 7 p.m. followed by another meeting on March 30th. The speaker on the 16th will be A. Turner and on the 30th the speaker will be C. May. These meetings together with the Paddington Branch meetings at Denison House, will provide good propaganda opportunities in Central London in addition to the regular weekly Sunday evening meetings at Head Office (52, Clapham High Street). Will members and sympathisers please note these dates and give the meetings every possible support

Other midweek meetings are being held regularly by Branches throughout London and full details appear elsewhere in this issue.

Manchester Branch is holding another meeting at Onward Hall, Deansgate, on Friday, 14th March.

The Annual Conference will be held at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 11th, 12th and 13th, when the work of the Party over the past year will be reviewed. On the Saturday evening a Social and Dance will be held in the large Conway Hall and the usual Sunday evening Rally will be held in the same hall.

Will members who can accommodate Provincial Delegates and members prepared to assist in the social arrangements, please contact the Social Committee at Head Office as soon as possible in order to facilitate the smooth running of the social side of Conference.
Phyllis Howard

1 comment:

imposs1904 said...

Paddington Branch lectures listed in the March 1952 Socialist Standard

The Challenge of Socialism (a series of six meetings on alternate Sundays), Denison House, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, S.W.1.

Third - Sunday, March 9th at 7 pm.
"Anarchism, Bolshevism or Socialism?"; Speaker: Desmond Fenwick.

Fourth - Sunday, March 23rd at 7 pm.
"Flippin' Kids!" - Population and Poverty; Speaker: Harry Young.


Bloomsbury Branch lectures listed in the March 1952 Socialist Standard

Taxi Drivers Club, 6 Flitcroft Street, St. Giles High Street (Near Tottenham Court Rd. Station)

Sundays at 7.30 pm.

March 16th. - "Socialism - Your Doubts Answered"; Speaker: Tony Turner

March 30th. - "Crisis and World Capitalism"; Speaker: Cyril May


Head Office Lectures

At 52, Clapham High Street (Near Clapham North Stn.)

Sundays at 7.15 pm.

March 9th - "The Tory Party in Perspective"; Speaker: Jim D'Arcy
March 16th - "The Worker Looks at Art"; Speaker: Stan Roope
March 23rd - "The Rank and File in Trade Unions"; Speaker: W. Waters
March 30th - "Men in Society"; Speaker: John McGregor
April 6th - "What Follows Re-Armament?"; Speaker: E. Hardy