The General Strike - Government leaders
Government leaders during the General Strike: Ministers and Commissioners. 1. Chief Civil Commissioner: Sir W. Mitchell-Thomson, 2. Principal Chief Assistant Commissioner, Mr. A. B. Lowry, 3. Civil Commissioner, London and Home Counties Division: Major W. Cope, 4. Civil Commissioner, Eastern Division: Major Sir Philip Sassoon, 5. Coal-owner's representatives leaving Downing Street: (Left to right) Messrs. W. A. Lee, Evan Williams, Edward Mann, and Guthrie. 6. Civil Commissioner for the North Midland Division: Captain H. Douglas King, 7. The Members of the Coal Commission: (Left to right) Mr. Kenneth Lee, Sir William Beveridge, Sir Herbert Samuel, (Chairman) and Sir Herbert Lawrence. 8. Minister of Labour: Sir Arthur Steel Maitland. 9. Civil Commissioner, Midland Division: Lt. Col. the Hon. G.F. Stanley. 11. Civil Commissioner, North Eastern Division: Captain D. H. Hacking. 12. Parliamentary Secretary to the Department of Mines: Col. G.R. Lane-Fox, 13. Civil Commissioner, South Midland Division: Major Earl Winterton, 14. The Home Secretary: Sir William Joynson-Hicks. In support of a strike by coal miners over the issue of threatened wage cuts, the Trades Union Congress called a General Strike in early May 1926. The strike only involved certain key industrial sectors (docks, electricity, gas, railways) but, in the face of well-organised government emergency measures and lack of real public support, it collapsed after nine days.
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Colonial Africa. Delimitation of the new Franco-German
Colonial Africa. Delimitation of the new Franco-German borders in Congo. Commissioners of both countries in the swampy jungle of the Lobaye Valley, actual Central African Republic. Illustration in illustrated supplement from 'Le Petit Journal '. 11/02/1913. Engraving.
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Suffragette selling copies of 'The Suffragette'
London Life - A Rotary Postcard photograph showing a suffragette selling copies of 'The Suffragette paper - October, 1912. The woman in the image is wearing a Holloway brooch, a brooch of honour designed by Sylvia Pankhurst for women who had been imprisoned in Holloway Prison. The brooch shows a portcullis symbol of the House of commons, the gate and hanging chains in silver and the superimposed broad arrow in purple, white and green enamel. The newsletter The Suffragette was published by the Womens Social and Political Union (WSPU). It replaced the earlier Votes for Women newsletter in 1912 when the WSPU became more militant. The issue which is on display in the photograph may concern an important letter by written by James Barr to the Prison Commissioners (right) in which he describes the force-feeding of Rose Howey in Walton Prison, Liverpool in January 1910. Prior to this letter the official position on force-feeding was that it was done in order to save lives however Barrs letter makes it clear that Howey was not at risk when she was force-fed. Date: 1912
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