Miss World 1970 Protest Mug



Standard UK delivery £3.50 - Free delivery over £40!*

Miss World 1970 protest

"We’re not beautiful, we’re not ugly, we’re angry" - Miss World contest protest 1970

In November 1970, a group of feminist activists stormed the stage disrupting the Miss World beauty contest at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

At that time, Miss World was a British Television institution, but the protest by the Women's Liberation Movement marked the beginning of the end for the world’s most famous beauty pageant.

Minutes after compère Bob Hope cockily quipped on the parade being a ‘cattle market’, viewers watched him shaken and confused as the stage was invaded. Throwing flour bombs the women chanted: "We are not beautiful, we are not ugly, We Are Angry." The movement flourished for a decade, and sparked hundreds of feminist groups all over the country.


The Designer

Bev Milward is an established maker working in porcelain. She was drawn to Stokes Croft China for the chance to work with fragments salvaged from our rich ceramic heritage.

She is interested in the longevity and sentimentality of ceramics, how they infiltrate our lives and can be used as a tool for communication long after leaving the maker.

Her distinctive landscape collaged pieces have a strong narrative in common with her porcelain work. She is responsible for designing Strip Ochre, David Attenborough, Deconstructed Willow pattern for Stokes Croft China

Her makers mark is a key which is featured on the front of the current British  Studio pottery dictionary.


Dimensions: diameter 8cm; height 9cm
Dishwasher Safe: No (here's why...)
Microwave Safe: Yes
Type: Mug
Material: English Fine Bone China

Delivery and Returns


Standard UK delivery.
Delivered in 2 - 3 working days.

For delivery costs by country please see our delivery information.


Our goal is to ensure complete customer satisfaction.

We are happy to replace your item if faulty or damaged. For more information please see our returns page.

Back To Featured

Hello You!

Join our mailing list