Deborah Henry remembers the life and poetry of Alfred Barratt Brown

Alfred Barratt Brown, my father, was born in 1887 to a family with long Quaker roots. ‘ABB’, as he was known, was immersed in the life of Friends from birth. His faith took practical expression and made him active in many causes: the No-Conscription Fellowship, the League of Nations, the Fabian Society, the National Adult School Union, the Cooperative Movement and the Independent Labour Party. He was a Christian Socialist and in his younger years an absolute pacifist, refusing any work connected directly or indirectly with war.

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