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Strike Collection

Background imageStrike Collection: Bolsover Miners

Bolsover Miners
Miners from the Bolsover branch of the National Union of Mineworkers, Derbyshire, collect money for the strike fund Date: May 1984

Background imageStrike Collection: Poster for Englands Glory Matches

Poster for Englands Glory Matches
Strike out foreign competition by buying Englands Glory Matches: advertisement featuring a boxing match taking place on a ring made of match boxes between British and German pugilists

Background imageStrike Collection: National coal strike - demands of miners 1912

National coal strike - demands of miners 1912
National coal strike, to secure a minimum wage that lasted from February to early April 1912. This table shows how the wages differ per day in Great Britain and Ireland during 1910, of boys, youths

Background imageStrike Collection: RAF Hastings T Mk. 5 - RAF Finningley

RAF Hastings T Mk. 5 - RAF Finningley
Royal Air Force Handley Page Hastings T Mk.5 TG553, of the Strike Command Bombing School from RAF Lindholme, at RAF Finningley Date: 1971

Background imageStrike Collection: Suffragette Hunger Strike Medal W. S. P. U

Suffragette Hunger Strike Medal W. S. P. U
The W.S.P.U Hunger Strike medal presented to Grace Chappelow (1884-1971). This has two bars, indicating two imprisonments during which time, Grace was on hunger strike

Background imageStrike Collection: Soviet propaganda poster

Soviet propaganda poster: a Red Army officer, fearing civil disorder during a strike, asks the citizens to hand in their weapons

Background imageStrike Collection: Soldiers at Brynkinalt Colliery, 1912

Soldiers at Brynkinalt Colliery, 1912
Men of the 2nd Suffolk Regiment on duty at the Brynkinalt Colliery, Chirk. The soldiers (together with a contingent from the Shropshire Light Infantry and some police)

Background imageStrike Collection: Bedwas Navigation Colliery, Monmouthshire, South Wales

Bedwas Navigation Colliery, Monmouthshire, South Wales
View of Lewis Merthyr Pit, Bedwas Navigation Colliery, Monmouthshire, South Wales. The colliery opened in 1913 and closed in the mid-1980s, after the Miners Strike

Background imageStrike Collection: Picking coal from waste tip during 1921 strike, South Wales

Picking coal from waste tip during 1921 strike, South Wales
Three men picking coal from a local colliery waste tip during the 1921 strike, South Wales

Background imageStrike Collection: How Pianola Works 1912

How Pianola Works 1912
How the player-piano works - air passes through the holes in the piano-roll and acts on the bellows mechanism, causing a hammer to strike a key

Background imageStrike Collection: General Strike 1926

General Strike 1926
A struggle between police and demonstrators during the General Strike as a policeman tries to take a flag out of a protestors hands

Background imageStrike Collection: 1888 Matchgirl Strike

1888 Matchgirl Strike
Some of the 1400 strikers at the Bryant & May match factory, the first strike by unorganised workers to gain national publicity

Background imageStrike Collection: Royal Engineers unloading ships at Surrey Docks, London, 194

Royal Engineers unloading ships at Surrey Docks, London, 194
Drawing showing Royal Engineers and men of the Pioneer Corps, under Government orders, busily unloading ships in Surrey Docks, London, August 1945

Background imageStrike Collection: 1888 Matchgirls / Besant

1888 Matchgirls / Besant
Annie Besant and the committee of the Matchgirls union, formed during the successful strike action against Bryant & May, in response to poor pay and working conditions

Background imageStrike Collection: Hastings, Sussex - Lightning over the sea from the beach

Hastings, Sussex - Lightning over the sea from the beach
Hastings, East Sussex - Lightning over the sea from the beach - June 6th, 1904. Date: 1904

Background imageStrike Collection: The Great Docks Strike of 1912 - Scene at Grays, Essex

The Great Docks Strike of 1912 - Scene at Grays, Essex
The Great Docks (Docker s) Strike of 1912 - Scene at a Demonstration at Grays, Essex. The pre-war era witnessed massive industrial unrest as dockers, transport workers

Background imageStrike Collection: Dennis Skinner, Labour MP for Bolsover, Derbyshire

Dennis Skinner, Labour MP for Bolsover, Derbyshire
Dennis Edward Skinner (b 1932), Labour politician, MP for Bolsover since 1970. Well known for his outspoken remarks in parliament, for which he has been suspended more than ten times

Background imageStrike Collection: Handley Page Hastings T. 5 TG517

Handley Page Hastings T. 5 TG517
Handley Page Hastings T.5 TG517 of the Strike Command Bombing School (SCBS) RAF Lindholme Date: 1970s

Background imageStrike Collection: Labour Union Poster - Great London Dock Strike

Labour Union Poster - Great London Dock Strike
Labour Union Poster Commemorating the Great London Dock Strike of 1889. This industrial dispute involving dock workers in the Port of London broke out on 14 August 1889

Background imageStrike Collection: Suffragette Lilian Lenton in Court 1913

Suffragette Lilian Lenton in Court 1913
A newspaper placard dated Wednesday, June 11, 1913, with the headline, Miss. Lentons Reappearance. Lilian Lenton (1891-1972)

Background imageStrike Collection: Copper Miners Strike - Calumet, Michigan, USA

Copper Miners Strike - Calumet, Michigan, USA. Industrial action by Copper Miners of the Western Federation of Miners. Workers were concerned of being displaced to a lower-paying job or of losing

Background imageStrike Collection: Blackburn YA. 1 Firecrest RT651

Blackburn YA. 1 Firecrest RT651
Blackburn YA.1 Firecrest RT651 at the 1947 SBAC Radlett air-show, parked next to the first prototype Boulton Paul Balliol VL892

Background imageStrike Collection: Suffragette Hunger Strike Medal Christmas Card

Suffragette Hunger Strike Medal Christmas Card. Votes for Women and lots of em. This Merry Christmas time is the caption above a silver Hunger Strike Medal

Background imageStrike Collection: Coal arriving at Orgreave

Coal arriving at Orgreave
Pickets and police look on as coal is brought into the British Steel coking plant at Orgreave, South Yorkshire during the Coal miners strike

Background imageStrike Collection: John Maclean, Scottish teacher and revolutionary socialist

John Maclean, Scottish teacher and revolutionary socialist
John Maclean (1879-1923), Scottish schoolteacher and revolutionary Marxist socialist. He was imprisoned for his opposition to the First World War, and lost his teaching post

Background imageStrike Collection: Film - Strike up the Band - Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland

Film - Strike up the Band - Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland
Film - Strike up the Band - starring Mickey Rooney (1920-2014) and Judy Garland (1922-1969) - a 1940 American black and white musical film produced by the Arthur Freed unit at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Background imageStrike Collection: Pitmen encamped - evicted coal miner and his dwelling

Pitmen encamped - evicted coal miner and his dwelling
A miner on strike sits despondently outside his makeshift home, his crutch and dog at his side. Due to lengthy strike action resulting from a wage dispute

Background imageStrike Collection: Rosamund Massy Suffragette

Rosamund Massy Suffragette. Mrs. Massy (1870-1947) portrait. Member of the W.S.P.U, imprisoned, went on hunger strike. Took part in the Black Friday demonstration of November 1910. Date: circa 1909

Background imageStrike Collection: The General Strike - Elephant & Castle

The General Strike - Elephant & Castle
Burnt out bus incident at the Elephant & Castle, showing a portion of the bus on the left while mounted policemen control the crowds

Background imageStrike Collection: Wrecked goods train, Llanelli railway strike riots, Wales

Wrecked goods train, Llanelli railway strike riots, Wales

Background imageStrike Collection: Man on Road Photo

Man on Road Photo
Where is he going ? Is there a bus strike ? Is he composing verses in his head or elaborating philosophical concepts ? Or has his car run out of petrol ? 1950s

Background imageStrike Collection: The General Strike - Government leaders

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

Background imageStrike Collection: Animal Band Good Night

Animal Band Good Night
Poodle conductor, standing on a dais, raps the baton on the music stand while a donkey bass player, a goat trumpeter & a ? dog percussionist strike up a tune

Background imageStrike Collection: Hunger Strike 1920

Hunger Strike 1920
Terence MacSwiney, Mayor of Cork, goes on hunger strike and dies

Background imageStrike Collection: Music cover, Our Love Affair, Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland

Music cover, Our Love Affair, Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland
Music cover, Our Love Affair, words and music by Arthur Freed and Roger Edens, from the MGM film Strike Up The Band, starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. 1940

Background imageStrike Collection: Police guarding Liverpool Station during transport strike

Police guarding Liverpool Station during transport strike
Policemen on horseback guarding Liverpool Station during the general transport strike of 1911. The strike began with two of the seamens unions, resulting from a range of grievances

Background imageStrike Collection: Tonypandy / Fusiliers

Tonypandy / Fusiliers
TONYPANDY COAL STRIKE Lancashire fusiliers waiting to depart for Tonypandy

Background imageStrike Collection: Strike action, with London trams at a standstill

Strike action, with London trams at a standstill
The scene near the Elephant and Castle, London, with a continuous line of double-decker trams all heading in the direction of London Bridge during the 1911 strike. 1911

Background imageStrike Collection: Striking Beauty Workers

Striking Beauty Workers
Four women workers from The Beauty Shop, on strike for decent living wages and decent working hours. Date: early 1930s

Background imageStrike Collection: Labour unrest in Glasgow

Labour unrest in Glasgow
The strikers and police during the Glasgow strikes

Background imageStrike Collection: Strike at Covent Garden

Strike at Covent Garden
Covent Garden market suffering from strike actions; a single cart leaving the market has to be protected by three policemen

Background imageStrike Collection: Strike Meeting / Boldon

Strike Meeting / Boldon
Colliers wives are summoned to a mass meeting at Boldon, Co. Durham

Background imageStrike Collection: Strike / Volunteer Signals

Strike / Volunteer Signals
An undergraduate volunteer in a railway signal box during the General Strike

Background imageStrike Collection: Great Macdermott / Feather

Great Macdermott / Feather
THE GREAT MACDERMOTT (Gilbert Hastings Farrell) Music hall singer of patriotic songs: I ll strike you with a feather

Background imageStrike Collection: NUPE members protesting against cuts, Coventry

NUPE members protesting against cuts, Coventry
Striking NUPE (National Union of Public Employees) members protesting against proposed council cuts outside Whitley Abbey Comprehensive School, Coventry, 10 November 1981. Date: 1981

Background imageStrike Collection: Riots in Jamaica, 1938

Riots in Jamaica, 1938
Riots in Jamaica in 1938 over a pay dispute. Photograph shows a suspected blackleg, accused of intended strike-breaking in the docks, being man-handled by other workers. Date: 1938

Background imageStrike Collection: Dassault Mirage G8-01 Two-Seat Twin-Engined Variable-Geo?

Dassault Mirage G8-01 Two-Seat Twin-Engined Variable-Geo?
Dassault Mirage G8-01 Two-Seat Twin-Engined Variable-Geometry Prototype Multi-Role Jet Fighter Capable of Both Interception and Nuclear Strike Missions Flying Date: 1971

Background imageStrike Collection: Entries - Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) competition

Entries - Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) competition
An artist?s impression of the McDonnell Douglas, Northrop Grumman and British Aerospace entry in the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) competition c1996. Date: circa 1996



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