Reform Banner
Museum
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
Date
1831
Title

Reform Banner

Object Category
Social History
Object Name
Reform Banner
Description

One of very few surviving banners from the celebrations marking the passing of the 1831 Reform Bill. It was found in the attic of a North Lanarkshire shop. The shop beonged to a family who managed pits and ran truck sops in the 19th century. The banner depicts 'Caledonia'; the spirit of Scotland holding the cap of liberty - a symbol of democracy and freedom. 

Method
Donation
Location
On display at Summerlee Museum