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Saturday, 18 January 2014

Survivor History News

Mandy has managed to book the art area (Mezzanine) at Today (12 Old
Street, London) for a Survivor History Group meeting on Wednesday

We usually start at 1pm. I am hoping to get ready in the morning and
then attend to something at Bunhill Quaker Meeting House between 12pm
and 1pm. So we may start a little later than 1pm. Hopefully the food
will be there and people can help themselves.

There have been some interesting developments respecting the history
of Eric Irwin (1924-1987), the main survivor founder of the Mental
Patients Union in 1973, which I think we may want to talk about. I am
trying to consolidate the material on our website by links from
Eric's entry in People and Ideas at


Although there were almost? 100 mental patient founders of the MPU in
March 1973, I have called Eric the main one in that he was the person
with a long history of being a patient who was involved in the
production of a pamphlet called "The Need for a Mental Patients
Union" that triggered the large meeting that started the (London
based) MPU. The Scottish Union was earlier and Tommie Ritchie was the
main founder of that.

Happy New Year to everyone.

Best wishes, Andrew

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