This site is dedicated to the memory of Bernard Barry.

There will be a celebration event in honour of Bernard Barry, his life and work. On Monday 26 January 2015. All welcome. Please bring photos and stories etc, to share. Held in the Annex of the Working Class Movement Library, Salford Cresent M5 4WX. From 2.15pm. RSVP to Rica Bird tel: 0151 608 2698 mob: 07973 346298 e: thetwobirds@btinternet.com Baruch Shimon Babinsky was born in Manchester on 26 January 1920. His funeral was held on 12 December 2014. Bernard was a much loved friend, comrade, husband, father, grandad, uncle and(step)great-grandad. Bernard was a machinist, musician, Jewish atheist, anti-fascist, soldier, linguist, teacher, traveller, trade unionist, communist, internationalist, writer-historian, dancer, walker, and a joker.

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We cannot attend today. We both knew Bernard. Anntaught at Varna Street when Bernard was in Higher Openshaw. I was with Bernard at Birley. We stated in 1967. We knew him well but are amazed bb his life story Ann and Glyn Young
Sent by ayoung258 on 26/01/2015
Everyone at the Working Class Movement Library is thinking about Bernard and his family particularly today, the day of his funeral. We have so many memories of Bernard's great contributions to the Library over a long period of time. Our Spanish Civil War material is one of the most used parts of our collection, and it was Bernard's thorough and analytical work that made it visible to the outside world.
Sent by lynette cawthra on 12/12/2014
I wrote this on the day Grandad passed 26/11/14 This Wrinkled Hand And out of the noise of this hospital Comes a gaping silence Through which breath can be heard No more. And the crows caw And the sky weeps And this grey cloud as a shroud Over our mourning. And the time has come This time This man This sleeping giant. This wrinkled hand that once flew the Red Flag. This Cheetham Hill lad This sweat shop machinist This Jewish pro-Palestinian This anti-fascist. This wrinkled hand that once tapped to arias This husband This father This linguist This musician This wrinkled hand that once was warm. This teacher This wit This intellect This internationalist. This wrinkled hand that once held mine. This man This giant This sleeping giant This grandfather. Baruch Shimon Babinsky 26th Jan 1920 – 26th Nov 2014
Sent by Emma on 29/11/2014
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