Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Strike a Light for Wales

This lapel badge was worn by supporters of Meibion Glyndŵr (Sons of Glyndŵr) during their arson campaign (circa 1979-95). Over 200 holiday and second homes in Wales, owned by English people, were targeted by the group. By all accounts a fair few insurance jobs occurred at this time, too. This particular example belongs to, ironically, the British Museum and is kept in their coins and medals section. I notice it didn’t make their recent A History of the World in 100 Objects project.