Saturday ’80s Photo: ‘Free Nelson Mandela’ Badge

I’ve had this badge since 1988.

'Free Nelson Mandela' badge

Mum and Dad took me to the ‘Free Nelson Mandela’ march on Glasgow Green. I was only three but I remember the crowds and the chanting vividly, and being able to watch the speakers and performers on the stage from a long way back in the crowd. I have a memory of being up on a ladder in order to be able to see, although I may be misremembering this as I’m not sure we would have taken a ladder all the way from Edinburgh!

I have a lot of badges, but this is the most special one.

Today’s earworm playlist:

Cast of Grease – ‘Greased Lightning’
Duran Duran – ‘Femme Fatale’
Wham! – ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go’