National Coal Strike 1912

An interesting bit of context that came from my investigation of industrial relations in the nineteenth century is that in 1912, when the NSHS committee was meeting to organise the annual show (I started with the 1912 minutes and newspaper report, right at the beginning of this blog) there was the first national coal strike.  … Continue reading National Coal Strike 1912

Strikes and Riots

I wondered what the relations had been like between Lord Crawford and the New Springs miners at the time NSHS began.  In his book, The Making of Wigan (Wharncliffe Books, 2005) Mike Fletcher describes a pretty turbulent picture during the second half of the nineteenth century.  In 1853 there was a miners` strike in Wigan … Continue reading Strikes and Riots