A Moment to Treasure


One unforgettable moment captured on camera. The first time the original Gang of Five, who created We Shall Overcome, had ever been in the same place at the same time. And it had to be our spiritual home, The Station in Ashton-under-Lyne, the beating heart of our movement.

Left to right that’s me, Ste Goodall, Tony Wright, Matt Hill and Jamie Bramwell. A finer band of brothers I could not hope to have. Many rivers have been crossed and there are many more to come, but this picture will remain with me until the day I die.

We were joined soon after by Pauline Town, Pete Yen and Val Colvin making 8 of our current committee of 9 (Steve White couldn’t make it) and together with the thousands of people up and down this land and beyond we will fight to make #WSO2017 a success and continue our collective struggle against the ideological attack on our communities austerity represents.

Dark times are ahead, but days like yesterday restore your faith in humanity and light a path to a better future.

Bring it on.

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