Aston Villa Football Club, 1896
Photograph of the Aston Villa Football Club, with the team for the 1896-1897 season. The photograph shows: Back row, left to right: G.B. Ramsay (Secretary), Dr. V.A. Jones, J.Grierson (Trainer), H.Spencer, F.Cooper, T.Wilkes, J. Ansell (President), D. Hodgetts, J.E. Margoschis (Chairman), C.S. Johnstone, J. Welford, I. Whitehouse, W. McGregor, J.T. Lees, F.W. Rinder. Middle row, seated, left to right: R. Chatt, J.W. Crabtree, J. Reynolds, Jas. Cowan, J. Devey (Captain), F. Burton, D. Athersmith, J. Campbell. Front row, on ground, left to right: S. Smith, John Cowan.
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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. Civil Commissioner, London and Home Counties Division: Major W. Cope, 4. Civil Commissioner, Eastern Division: Major Sir Philip Sassoon, 5. Coal-owner's representatives leaving Downing Street: (Left to right) Messrs. W. A. Lee, Evan Williams, Edward Mann, and Guthrie. 6. Civil Commissioner for the North Midland Division: Captain H. Douglas King, 7. The Members of the Coal Commission: (Left to right) Mr. Kenneth Lee, Sir William Beveridge, Sir Herbert Samuel, (Chairman) and Sir Herbert Lawrence. 8. Minister of Labour: Sir Arthur Steel Maitland. 9. Civil Commissioner, Midland Division: Lt. Col. the Hon. G.F. Stanley. 11. Civil Commissioner, North Eastern Division: Captain D. H. Hacking. 12. Parliamentary Secretary to the Department of Mines: Col. G.R. Lane-Fox, 13. Civil Commissioner, South Midland Division: Major Earl Winterton, 14. The Home Secretary: Sir William Joynson-Hicks. In support of a strike by coal miners over the issue of threatened wage cuts, the Trades Union Congress called a General Strike in early May 1926. The strike only involved certain key industrial sectors (docks, electricity, gas, railways) but, in the face of well-organised government emergency measures and lack of real public support, it collapsed after nine days.
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1907 Imperial Conference - Discussions in Whitehall
The Imperial Conference of 1907 - convened in London on 15th April 1907 as the 'Colonial Conference' , concluding on 14th May 1907. The Chairman of the conference was British Prime Minister Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman. The conference decided to cease referring to self-governing British colonies as colonies and conferred upon them dominion status. Participants pictured here are (from left): Sir Joseph Ward (1856-1930) - Prime Minister of New Zealand, Sir Wilfrid Laurier (1841-1919) - Prime Minister of Canada, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (1836-1908) - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, The Earl of Elgin (1849-1917) - United Kingdom Secretary of State for the Colonies, Alfred Deakin (1856-1919) - Prime Minister of Australia, Sir Leander Starr Jameson, 1st Baronet (1853-1917) - Prime Minister of the Cape Colony, Louis Botha (18621919) - South African politician (who was the first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa) and Sir William Lyne (1844-1913) - Australian Minister for Trade and Customs. Date: 1907
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