Liverpool General transport Strike 1911
Most of the summer of 1911, dockers, railway workers and sailors, as well as people from other trades went on strike, paralysing Liverpool's commerce. Transforming trade unionism and Merseyside. For the first time trade unions establish themselves, becoming mass organisations of the working class. Photographs showing men been arrested, street scenes in Liverpool where mounted police are trying to keep crowded protesters at bay and finally thousands of strickers around St George's Hall.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Suffragette Annie Kenney Released Prisoners
Suffragette Annie Kenney Released Prisoners. Annie Kenney (1879-1953) at a reception in the Queen's Hotel Bristol to welcome two released prisoners in March 1909. Both had served 1 month setences in Holloway following the deputation arrests on 24th February. Ellen Pitman and Mary Allen (right holding flowers) took the train from London and were met by a procession and members of the W.S.P.U. Mary Allen (1878-1964) later moved to Hastings and then Edinburgh working as a W.S.P.U organizer. During WW1 she joined the Women Police Volunteers. Date: 1909
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