Eddy, I checked the British Library newspaper catalogue, which supports your surmise that it doesn't have the earliest copies of the BF paper. However, Copac National, Academic and Specialist Library Catalogue, which searches most of the main academic libraries and the BL, shows that it is in the Bodleian at Oxford. I don't own all of the things that I have shown in this thread, they have often been things that I have had access to for research or for other reasons. I love the digital camera as a research tool as it means you can have a big archive at your fingertips whilst the rare or unique and irreplaceable originals are kept safe for posterity in archival conditions.by EddyR;
I especially like that steward’s pass – note the stern injunction against wearing any find of uniform, including a normal shirt in black ‘the undress Blackshirt’. My understanding is that even after the Public Order Act many members got away with wearing a black shirt with their jacket and tie. Mosley was shown wearing a shirt like this. However, I guess that on this occasion BU wanted to avoid any hint of trouble with the Police. Returning to the black shirts as a garment, once they were no longer available from Abbey Supplies, the BU company which issued uniforms etc, they were hard to get – inevitably the demand for such shirts among the normal population was quite limited. In response, members sometimes used to dye an ordinary shirt.
I will have a look on my hard drive and other records for some other interesting things to post. If anyone has any suggestions of what they would be interested it seeing just say – I might have it!