Catalogue description Papers of Hugh Fell

This record is held by Labour History Archive and Study Centre (People's History Museum)

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Title: Papers of Hugh Fell

Comprises: 1 file relating to the North West Campaogn for Lesbian and Gay Equality; 4 files of material from the Manchester Gay Radio Project; 1 Pink Pages Project file. Contents of the files includes minutes of meetings, flyers, programmes, press cuttings, correspondence and event planning papers.


Catalogued by Julie Parry, April 2018.

Date: 1987-1993

Arranged in four series: North West Campaign for Lesbian and Gay Equality; Manchester Gay Radio project; Pink Pages project; and Film Festival project.

Related material:

The LHASC holds a number of other LGBTQ collections; email for details

Held by: Labour History Archive and Study Centre (People's History Museum), not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Hugh Fell and other members of the North West Campaign for Lesbian and Gay Equality and Manchester Gay Media Limited

Physical description: 7 files
Access conditions:

Open to view with an appointment, please email


Accruals are not expected.

Unpublished finding aids:

A paper catalogue is available in the search room at the LHASC

Administrative / biographical background:

Hugh Fell was appointed secretary of the North West Campaign for Lesbian and Gay Equality (NWCLGE) from its foundation in August 1987. The NWCLGE was responsible for organising numerous events and demonstrations against the enacting of section 28 of the Local Government Act of 1988, adopting 'Never Going Underground' as its slogan. The largest NWCLGE event was held on 20 February 1988, when a national march, rally and festival held in Manchester saw over 20,000 people amass in Albert Square afront Manchester Town Hall before moving onto a festival of entertainment at the Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester.
Fell was also involved in other LGBT projects and associations local to Manchester. These included; Manchester Gay Media Limited's application for a community radio station licence; the Pink Pages Project, which began as a joint initiative with Manchester City Council to produce material for LGBT visitors to the city; the 'Scene Out' magazine collective; and The Albery Kennedy Trust.

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