Event from: Miscellaneous 2020

Christmas Webinar 3: God’s Beautiful Sunshine – The 1921 Miners’ Lockout in the Forest of Dean

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Date: , 2020
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Price: Free
With: Ian Wright
Series: Miscellaneous 2020
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Subjects: Workers Organisations & Strikes
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Front cover with a photo of striking miners and their families enjoying a picnic

In 1921, in response to a severe depression in the coal trade, colliery owners, supported by the government, slashed labour costs.  Refusing to accept this cut in wages, a million British miners, including many war veterans, a were locked out of their pits. The consequences for the 6,000 Forest of Dean miners, their families and the whole community, was brutal. However, the miners fought a determined battle for an alternative which included public ownership of the mines with decent pay and conditions.  This talk will tell the story of the 1921 lockout and Forest miners’ struggle for a better life.

You can join this one hour webinar from 7.15 pm by clicking the link below and entering the passcode.

Topic: God’s Beautiful Sunshine – The 1921 Miners’ Lockout in the Forest of Dean – BRHG Zoom Invite

Time: Dec 16, 2020 7.30pm-8.30pm

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83611869108?pwd=MFdjeE1KMWsyWVBzYlpFRS8vck80dz09

Meeting ID: 836 1186 9108

Passcode: 347309

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