The Launch, and first Roadshow, took place on the 29th January at the Senedd and
was officially launched by Jane Hutt AM. We had so many people attending that I failed
to get a definitive number but I think around 120 people came along - including
Jenny Cuthbert, the mother of Jeff Cuthbert AM, who brought along papers and photographs
from her aunt, Annie Hambley about her time in the Independent Labour Party and lots
of photos of the women working in the soup kitchens. Many deposits were made and
an exhausting but exhilarating time was had by all. The event was well covered by
the media, including English and Welsh news items, and an appearance on Radio 4’s
Woman’s Hour by Archive President Emeritus Professor Deirdre Beddoe and Development
Worker Sue Hamill.
Deirdre Beddoe talking to Jenny Cuthbert while Justine Hankins makes scans of material.