Friday, 22 May 2020

A talk about Betty Tebbs

Bury-born Betty Tebbs, who died in January 2017, was a working class socialist, trade unionist, internationalist, equal rights champion, peace activist and class fighter for all of her 98 years. 

Unite has published a biography by Mark Metcalf (available as a free download via of Betty’s remarkable life, which drew on taped interviews, correspondence and other material by and about Betty held in the Working Class Movement Library.  

Mark spoke about what about Betty has most inspired him. The Working Class Movement Library would value your financial support at this difficult time - if you can help, please head to

Maxine Peake and Betty Tebbs 

Betty speaking at 1969 TUC Conference 

Betty's union

Betty became a peace activist for the rest of her life after Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
"The bombings were not aimed at ending the war, but in order to test nuclear weapons."

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