This tea towel reproduces the cover of a leaflet circulated in 1948 to an exhausted post-war British public, yearning for a fairer system of healthcare.
Such was the launch of the National Health Service, founded on the principles that it should be comprehensive, universal and free at the point of delivery, and based on clinical need, not ability to pay.
Introduced by a Labour government, it was eventually cheered on also by the Conservatives as they realised its popular appeal.
Now it is unimaginable that a major party would not laud the NHS as a quintessential part of British society, especially since we relied on it so completely through the Covid pandemic.
Aneurin Bevan, the Labour minister who introduced the system in the post-war government, dubbed it "pure socialism".
Half Panama unbleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 48cm x 70cm. Machine wash at 40 degrees max.
We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.