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Background imageUnions Collection: Gathering of Unions / 1832

Gathering of Unions / 1832
THE GATHERING OF THE UNIONS Three meetings organised by the Birmingham Political Union, held at New Hall Hill during May, maintain the pressure for electoral reform

Background imageUnions Collection: Market Hill and former workhouse, Maldon

Market Hill and former workhouse, Maldon
A view of Market Hill, Maldon, Essex. The large building at the left is the Maldon Unions former workhouse. Date: circa 1900

Background imageUnions Collection: Entrance to Wigmore Schools, West Midlands

Entrance to Wigmore Schools, West Midlands
The entrance and receiving block at the Walsall and West Bromwich District School on Pennyhill Lane, Wigmore. A woman in uniform and a boy stand on either side of the archway

Background imageUnions Collection: North Surrey District School, Anerley, Upper Norwood, Surrey

North Surrey District School, Anerley, Upper Norwood, Surrey
The North Surrey District School at Anerley, Upper Norwood, with the Crystal Palace visible behind. The school was opened in 1850 to house pauper children away from the workhouse

Background imageUnions Collection: Langho Colony, Ribblesdale, Lancashire

Langho Colony, Ribblesdale, Lancashire
Aerial view of the Langho Colony set up in 1906 by the Chorlton and Manchester Unions for the treatment of patients suffering from epilepsy

Background imageUnions Collection: Booth Hall Infirmary, Manchester

Booth Hall Infirmary, Manchester
Aerial view of Booth Hall Infirmary, Charlestown Road, Blackley, Manchester. Booth Hall was built in 1908 as an infirmary for the Prestwich Union but

Background imageUnions Collection: Yorkshire N. U. M. leaders

Yorkshire N. U. M. leaders
Leaders of the Yorkshire National Union of Mineworkers, including Arthur Scargill, support a demonstration calling for early retirement for all their members

Background imageUnions Collection: Main building, Wigmore Schools, West Midlands

Main building, Wigmore Schools, West Midlands
General view of the main building of the Walsall and West Bromwich District School on Pennyhill Lane, Wigmore. The school opened in 1870 to house workhouse children from the two unions

Background imageUnions Collection: Entrance to Ashford Residential School, Surrey

Entrance to Ashford Residential School, Surrey
Located on Woodthorpe Road, at Ashford, near Staines, Surrey, and opened in 1872 as the West London District School, it provided accommodation away from the workhouse for pauper children from

Background imageUnions Collection: Shotton Works Demo C1972

Shotton Works Demo C1972
Demonstration by Shotton steel workers against the closure of their factory

Background imageUnions 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 imageUnions Collection: Workers - May Day 1936

Workers - May Day 1936
Workers organisations May Day celebrations in Hyde Park - London

Background imageUnions Collection: An Allegory of Social Strife, by Archibald Ziegler

An Allegory of Social Strife, by Archibald Ziegler
An Allegory of Social Strife, a painting by Archibald Ziegler. A reflection on postwar mass unemployment and social unrest, recalling the 1926 General Strike. late 1920s

Background imageUnions Collection: Colonel John Ward MP - trade unionist

Colonel John Ward MP - trade unionist

Background imageUnions Collection: Harland and Wolff, Belfast, set of 24 postcards

Harland and Wolff, Belfast, set of 24 postcards
Harland and Wolff, Belfast, 24 of a collection of 31 postcards from shop stewards of different unions relating to the shipyard from September 1911. Date: 1910s

Background imageUnions Collection: Front cover, The British Gazette, General Strike, 1926

Front cover, The British Gazette, General Strike, 1926
Upper part of front cover, The Briitish Gazette, covering the General Strike, 8 May 1926 Date: 1926

Background imageUnions Collection: Karl Marx at IWMA meeting, London

Karl Marx at IWMA meeting, London
Reproduction of a painting by O.G. Verejski entitled Marx at the IWMA Meeting. Karl Marx was attending, but not speaking at, a meeting of the IWMA (International Working Men's Association)

Background imageUnions Collection: NUS President Trevor Phillips and campaigners

NUS President Trevor Phillips and campaigners
NUS President Trevor Phillips (left, b. 1953, later a writer and broadcaster) and campaigning students from the London Boroughs of Harrow and Kingston, outside the Education Department in Waterloo

Background imageUnions Collection: NUS President Charles Clarke and three colleagues

NUS President Charles Clarke and three colleagues
NUS President Charles Clarke (standing, b.1950, later a Labour MP and Cabinet Minister)) with NUS executive colleagues, from left to right, Alastair Stewart (b)

Background imageUnions Collection: NUS President Charles Clarke with two students

NUS President Charles Clarke with two students
NUS (National Union of Students) President Charles Clarke (b.1950, later a Labour MP and Cabinet Minister) with two students, Clare Weber and Paul Butler

Background imageUnions Collection: Children demonstrating to save school playing fields

Children demonstrating to save school playing fields
Children demonstrating to save their school playing fields, Havering, Essex. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageUnions Collection: Employment protest, Liverpool

Employment protest, Liverpool
Employment protest in Liverpool, 17 March 1979. Those taking part include Dunlop workers, Tate & Lyle workers, and members of the National Union of Seamen. Date: 1979

Background imageUnions Collection: British Leyland workers protesting, London

British Leyland workers protesting, London
British Leyland workers protesting during a strike, and taking part in a demonstration in London which included a march to the House of Commons

Background imageUnions Collection: Official picket line outside Vauxhall Motors, Dunstable

Official picket line outside Vauxhall Motors, Dunstable
Official picket line with placards outside Vauxhall Motors, Dunstable. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageUnions Collection: GEC workers campaigning, GEC Headquarters, London

GEC workers campaigning, GEC Headquarters, London
GEC workers campaigning outside the GEC Headquarters in London during a lockout from the Keith Blackman works at Tottenham, 18 March 1970. Date: 1970

Background imageUnions Collection: Members of NUTGW campaigning

Members of NUTGW campaigning
Members of NUTGW (National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers), NATSOPA (National Society of Operative Printers and Assistants)

Background imageUnions Collection: Members of DATA campaigning, Tothill Street, London

Members of DATA campaigning, Tothill Street, London
Members of DATA (Draughtsmen's and Allied Technicians Association) from Rolls Royce, Coventry, campaigning in Tothill Street, London, 21 August 1970

Background imageUnions Collection: Spanish Civil War Advertizing For The Subscription

Spanish Civil War Advertizing For The Subscription
spanish, civil, war, advertizing, for, the, subscription, of, newspaper, el, magisterio, espanol, propaganda, poster, by, republicans, spain, salamanca, archivo, historico, nacional, trade, union

Background imageUnions Collection: Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). No envieu els

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). No envieu els vostres productes al mercat lliure. Veneu-los a traves dels sindicats agricoles (Don't send you produces to the free market)

Background imageUnions Collection: Peoples March for Jobs 1983

Peoples March for Jobs 1983
The Peoples March for Jobs, organised by the Trades Union Congress, reaches London in early June 1983. It had set off from Glasgow on 23 April Date: 3 June 1983

Background imageUnions Collection: London march against racialism

London march against racialism
Demonstrators marching through central London under the banner united against racialism in a march from Speakers Corner to Trafalgar Square

Background imageUnions Collection: Scottish miners demonstration

Scottish miners demonstration
Scottish miners, their wives and children on a demonstration during the 1984-85 miners strike Date: 1984

Background imageUnions Collection: Supporting Miners strike 1984

Supporting Miners strike 1984
Speakers in support of the Mineworkers strike of 1984, in front of a banner of the Cortonwood branch of the National Union of Mineworkers

Background imageUnions Collection: Miners ballot October 1982

Miners ballot October 1982
A group of Yorkshire miners support the motion to strike over pay and pit closures in October 1982. They were in the minority as 61% of miners nationally voted against. and strike action was avoided

Background imageUnions Collection: The Battle of Saltley Gate

The Battle of Saltley Gate
At Saltley Coke Depot, Birmingham, police struggle to hold back pickets who had gathered to force the closure of the Depot

Background imageUnions Collection: Jimmy Reid, Scottish trade unionist, journalist, etc

Jimmy Reid, Scottish trade unionist, journalist, etc
James "Jimmy" Reid (1932-2010), Scottish trade union activist, orator, politician and journalist. Seen here (centre) taking part in a street demonstration

Background imageUnions Collection: Len Murray Lionel Baron Epping Forest 1922 2004

Len Murray Lionel Baron Epping Forest 1922 2004
len, murray, lionel, baron, epping, forest, 1922, 2004, british, labour, socialist, socialism, politics, political, politician, trade, union, leader, tuc, trades, congress, display, campaign

Background imageUnions Collection: Ugt Armoured Lorry San Sebastian Spanish Civil

Ugt Armoured Lorry San Sebastian Spanish Civil
ugt, armoured, lorry, san, sebastian, spanish, civil, war, iln, import, 21, dec, 07, 1936, photograph, showing, union, general, de, trabajadores, unidos, hermanos, proletarios, uhp, pictured

Background imageUnions Collection: The Westminster Unions industrial school for pauper children

The Westminster Unions industrial school for pauper children, opened in 1851 on St James Road, Wandsworth. From 1904, it was used as a workhouse by the Wandsworth Union

Background imageUnions Collection: Study, An Allegory of Social Strife, by Archibald Ziegler

Study, An Allegory of Social Strife, by Archibald Ziegler
Study for a painting, An Allegory of Social Strife, by Archibald Ziegler. A reflection on postwar mass unemployment and social unrest, recalling the 1926 General Strike. late 1920s

Background imageUnions Collection: Drawing, An Allegory of Social Strife, by Archibald Ziegler

Drawing, An Allegory of Social Strife, by Archibald Ziegler
Preparatory drawing for a painting, An Allegory of Social Strife, by Archibald Ziegler. A reflection on postwar mass unemployment and social unrest, recalling the 1926 General Strike. late 1920s

Background imageUnions Collection: Chilean Trade Unions - Workers with tools

Chilean Trade Unions - Workers with tools
Chile Solidarity Campaign pamphlet cover illustration: Chile - trade unions and the resistance 1975 Date: 1975

Background imageUnions Collection: The Transport and General Workers Union Convalescent Home, Littleport

The Transport and General Workers Union Convalescent Home, Littleport, East Cambridgeshire, within the Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England Date: circa 1920s

Background imageUnions Collection: TRADES UNION INITIATION

TRADES UNION INITIATION
Initiation into a TRADE UNION - due to official hostility (unionists were perceived as revolutionaries) the earliest unions conducted themselves like secret societies Date: circa 1835

Background imageUnions Collection: Hollybrook House, Southampton

Hollybrook House, Southampton
The Southampton Unions Hollybrook House childrens home - the superintendent stands at the front door. The home housed pauper children away from the workhouse. Date: Date unknown

Background imageUnions Collection: Monyhull Colony home 1908

Monyhull Colony home 1908
An inmates home at the Monyhull Colony, Birmingham. The colony, for Sane Epileptics and Feeble Minded Persons, was opened in 1908 by the Birmingham, Aston and Kings Norton Poor Law Unions

Background imageUnions Collection: Aston Union Workhouse, Birmingham, Warwickshire

Aston Union Workhouse, Birmingham, Warwickshire
An aerial view of Aston Union Workhouse at Erdington, Birmingham. The unions childrens cottage homes are on a separate site, just visible at the right of the picture

Background imageUnions Collection: Strand Union Workhouse, Edmonton

Strand Union Workhouse, Edmonton
The Strand Unions new workhouse opened at Edmonton, North London, in 1870. Date: Date unknown



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