Keir Hardie - 100 years on

The political pioneer Keir Hardie died a hundred years ago in September 1915 but his legend endures. From the humblest beginning in poverty, he became one of the best known public figures of his time. He was a Member of Parliament, founder of a major political party and an advocate of votes for women and other causes. But, for all his achievements, he died a disappointed and broken man. It is appropriate that we have this exhibition in Cumnock, for it was here that Hardie had his family home for the last 25 years of his life. Using many of his personal belongings and related material drawn from the Lochnorris Collection, our exhibition looks at the man, his political philosophy, his family life and his legacy.             This FREE exhibition is currently displaying at The Baird Institute, Cumnock until 19/12/2015 3 Lugar Street, Cumnock, KA18 1AD  Thursday - Saturday 11am - 5pm (closed on public holidays) Tel: 01290 427084  
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