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People Power – The March to Democracy

Photo: Quotations, Comments & Image Credits
Paris Street Protests of 1968

These webpages are about Britain's long, slow, continuing progress towards democracy; particularly the contribution of people associated with Hemyock Castle.

Other webpages in this series.

The Display for Heritage Open Days 2019

These images show the display panels created for Heritage Open Days in September 2019.

Photo: Overview of the display
Photo Showing the Complete Display
Click to open image at full resolution

Photo: Mindmap Sketch: Requirements for Democracy
Mindmap Sketch: Requirements for a Thriving Democracy

Notice the complexity of even this simplified diagram.

People power
The March to Democracy

"Democracy: The worst form of government... except for all the others." Sir Winston Churchill 1947

Quotes from 17th century writer Thomas Hobbes and others.

  • "A Social Contract"
    between the Rulers & the Ruled
  • "Knowledge is power"
  • "Hell is truth... seen too late"
  • "Your silence signals your agreement"
  • "All we have to fear... is fear itself"
  • "Look not at the greatness of past evils…
    But at the greatness of the good to follow"


Needed for a Thriving Democracy

Images from Paris Street Protests in 1968
...still topical today?

Image: Free Information! . Image: I, you, he, we, you participate; They Profit!

Image: You sheep are being poisoned by TV & Radio . Image: Back to Normal!

Credit: Images adapted from screen prints by Atelier Populaire, École des Beaux Arts, Paris.
I created these copies (with my translations) from personal photographs of images stencilled on walls.

Other webpages in this series:

These webpages were created as part of a special exhibition at Hemyock Castle's 2019 Heritage Open Day

Heritage Open Days are part of European Heritage Days, a Council of Europe initiative. They are co-ordinated by The National Trust with funding by players of People's Postcode Lottery

Hemyock Castle receives no funding, and makes no charge for entry on Heritage Open Days. We welcome donations to The Blackdown Support Group & Musgrove Leukaemic Group Somerset

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