Delyn MP David Hanson has given a talk at the Caerwys Historical Society, drawing on his substantial collection of political memorabilia.
The non-partisan presentation was given at the Town Hall, where the local MP lined both sides of the venue with a vast array of items from his collection.
Artefacts included a plate struck in 1939 to celebrate the Munich Agreement- Neville Chamberlain’s ‘Peace In Our Time’; the first election address of Ramsay McDonald; a plate struck to commemorate the election victory of W.E.Forster, who pushed through the Secret Ballot Act in 1872; and the 1910 election address of the M.P. Victor Grayson, who campaigned against the corrupt sale of honours, and who disappeared without trace in 1920.
There were also more satirical items, like the Spitting Image replicas of Neil Kinnock and Margaret Thatcher and a rubber alarm clock in the image of John Major. To turn the alarm off, you have to throw it against a wall.
David Hanson said:
“I have been collecting political memorabilia and I was grateful for this chance to address the Caerwys Historical Society.”