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.
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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
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