Resources – UK

These resources focus mainly on the north west of England, where Global Link is based and where most of our heritage research is focused.


  • Ancestry and Find My Past – family history websites: census records, birth, marriage and death records – subscription needed.
  • British Newspaper Archive ( – subscription needed.
  • Documenting Dissent ( Global Link’s digital heritage platform.
  • Peace Pledge Union ( The No More War movement, founded in 1921, merged with the Peace Pledge Union in 1937. Archives of the No More War movement are held at the Peace Pledge Union Archives in London (


  • Jill Liddington: The road to Greenham Common: Feminism and Anti-militarism in Britain since 1820
  • Helen McCarthy: The British People and the League of Nations: Democracy, Citizenship and Internationalism, c.1918-45
  • Peace Pledge Union: Swimming against the Tide: the Peace Pledge Union Story 1934-2009.
  • Gillian Scott: Feminism and the Politics of Working Women: the Women’s Co-operative Guild, 1880s to the Second World War
  • Ingrid Sharpe and Matthew Stibbe: Women Activists between War and Peace, Europe, 1918-1923
  • Roger Smalley: Agitate! Educate! Organise! Political Dissent in Westmorland from 1880-1930.
  • Lyn Smith: Voices against War: a Century of Protest


Lancashire Archives, Preston

Working Class Movement Library, Salford

Co-operative Women’s Guild Archive, Manchester

Labour History Archive & Study Centre (LHASC), People’s History Museum, Manchester

John Rylands Library, Manchester

Catherine Marshall Collection, Carlisle Archive Centre

Local Studies sections in Libraries – many libraries hold archive material, particularly local newspapers.