Welsh women road builders, South Wales
A group of twenty Welsh women road builders in Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales, holding their spades. They built the road to Hook in 1903-4 to facilitate transport to the colliery. They also worked at the colliery itself and gathered 'boughs' which were used as pit props, for which they were paid ninepence per hundredweight "
© Mary Evans / Roger Worsley Archive
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.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Communist China - civilians laying a landmine
Communist China - Chinese civilians playing their part in the conflict by laying a landmine to hold back the Japanese invaders during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945).
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
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