We would like to say thank you for a most generous donation of books and papers/magazines given to us by the sister and friends of the late Ray Gosling (1939-2013).
They are doing wonderful work to ensure that the memory of Ray and his work will be kept alive, with a large collection of his writings and documents related to his many campaigns and struggles becoming part of the archival collections held at Nottingham Trent University.
We are very thankful that they contacted us and donated many of Ray’s books and papers to the Nest (we will catalogue them in the next few weeks), also including a picture signed for Ray by anarchist artist Arthur Moyse (1914-2003). Arthur created countless works of art, often for Freedom Press publications.
We will treasure the picture, thinking of Ray and Arthur, two comrades who will not be forgotten.
Thanks again especially to Juliet and Colin for getting in touch and offering all these materials to us.
They also donated a large number of books (including many old and hard to find editions, and some beautiful volumes of fantastic, surprising and unusual stuff) to our friends from ExLibris, who will offer them at their next September Mega-Charity- Pop-Up-Bookshop event as the 'Ray Gosling collection'.