Jo Richardson Community School Sweatshirt

Object number

LDVAL 2006.1.1


after 2002 – before 2005

Physical description

Navy blue woven long-sleeved sweatshirt, crew necked and lined with fleece. Bears a red machine embroidered seagull emblem of Jo Richardson Community School on the left side of the chest. Size Small.



Jo Richardson (1923-1994) was Labour MP for Barking from 1974 until her death in 1994. She joined the Labour Party in 1945 and from then on campaigned tirelessly for peace and nuclear disarmament, for women's rights, and against poverty and injustice. Jo Richardson began her political career as Ian Mikardo's secretary. She co-ordinated the 'Keep Left Group' and went on to become the secretary of the 'Tribune Group' before co-ordinating the 'Victory for Socialism Campaign'. In her later career she was best known for her involvement in women's issues. She campaigned for women's rights, abortion, equal pay and protection from domestic violence. As a member of the Labour's Shadow Cabinet she worked hard to establish a Ministry for Women. (


Whole Depth: 640mm
length: 1525mm


Whole: Acrylic
Array: Cotton
Array: Polyester
Array: Mixed Fibres


Inscription Written On label: H. Morris

Alternative reference

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This material can be accessed by appointment in our reading room, which is situated in the Visitor’s Centre at Valence House Museum. To make an appointment please email: or telephone 020 8227 2033


Start dateafter 2002
End datebefore 2005
Mixed Fibres