Before social media provided us with convenient ways of demonstrating our tastes to the world, we had badges.
It dates, I believe, from 1983. Its front cover includes the slogan ‘This is the Age of the BADGE!’
York Community Bookshop, which is long gone, was at 73 Walmgate. In 1983 I was a frequent visitor, perusing the badges and CND literature, and buying a copy of The Female Eunuch.
The 8 page badge list is a reminder of the political, environmental and cultural concerns of the early 1980s.
Many witty and memorable slogans in those pages. Special mention has to go to the badge near the end of the list: ‘WEARING BADGES IS NOT ENOUGH’.