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Remembering Clive Rosher

January 9, 2012

Clive’s intelligence and idealism led him to campaign on peace and environmental issues, first as a member of the Labour Party, then of the Green Party. This Thomas Attwood post will focus on his work for monetary reform. 

People who did not know Clive and his wife, Maggie, may learn more about their peace campaigning and life together here.  

Many readers will have met him at the annual meetings of the Bromsgrove Group, held at Barnes Close (below).

In this group photograph, Clive and his wife Maggie are 3rd and 4th from the left on the second row. 

Clive made great efforts to spread the monetary reform message in his own area and at meetings further afield, designing leaflets and a number of lapel badges to this end. 

In 2009 he received the first annual James Gibb Stuart Award for Services to Monetary Education “in recognition of his ceaseless activism over the past 10 years in many mediums, but especially in educating his local civic leaders and getting into the letters pages of a wide variety of newspapers and magazines”. Clive spoke briefly about the importance of educating the Trade Union movement. He expressed amazement that the Trade Unions campaign against “privatisation”, but “they ignore the privatisation of the money supply – the biggest privatisation of them all!” 

Looking through his meticulously written letters I note one which was written after his first attendance at the Barnes Close gathering expressing appreciation of the proceedings – and the food.  Another enclosed a photocopy of a paper: Say it with Badges’, showing pictures of the eight badges he had designed and a commentary accompanying each one ending with an appeal to end the disastrous debt-based money system. 

A third letter expressed appreciation of an invitation to the 2008 Attwood Award, presented to MP Austin Mitchell at Westminster, an event which he felt ‘went well’ though he wrote: ‘my hearing impairment meant that I missed a certain amount of what was said’.  

His last missive included photocopied information about Thomas Attwood, following his visit to the award.  

As a family member, Coventry’s Colin Walker, wrote in Clive’s obituary:

Clive and Maggie served their city, their country and this world well.

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