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BADGES

Title

Ulster Women's Unionist Council

Object Name

Badge

Maker

Sharman. D. Neill Ltd (Primary maker)

Date Made

c.1911-13
c.1911-13

Place Made

Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast
Belfast

Description

Ulster Unionist Women's Council badge 'God Our Trust.' The Ulster Women’s Unionist Council, was founded in January 1911. By 1913, with over 100,000 members, it had become the largest female political group in Ireland (up to that point in time). Membership in UWUC was a first taste of political involvement for many women. Their activities included fundraising, electioneering, and distributing propaganda in Ireland, England and Scotland, as anti-Home Rule ‘missionaries’.

Materials

brass

Place Collected

Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast
Belfast

Catalogue Number

BELUM.W2012.18

Copyright

National Museums NI