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"Unyielding Demands and Unbreakable Spirits: A Glimpse into the World of Strikes" Poster for England's Glory Matches

Background imageStrike Collection: 1888 Matchgirl Strike

1888 Matchgirl Strike
Some of the 1400 strikers at the Bryant & May match factory, the first strike by unorganised workers to gain national publicity

Background imageStrike Collection: Poster for Englands Glory Matches

Poster for Englands Glory Matches
Strike out foreign competition by buying Englands Glory Matches: advertisement featuring a boxing match taking place on a ring made of match boxes between British and German pugilists

Background imageStrike Collection: National coal strike - demands of miners 1912

National coal strike - demands of miners 1912
National coal strike, to secure a minimum wage that lasted from February to early April 1912. This table shows how the wages differ per day in Great Britain and Ireland during 1910, of boys, youths

Background imageStrike Collection: RAF Hastings T Mk. 5 - RAF Finningley

RAF Hastings T Mk. 5 - RAF Finningley
Royal Air Force Handley Page Hastings T Mk.5 TG553, of the Strike Command Bombing School from RAF Lindholme, at RAF Finningley Date: 1971

Background imageStrike Collection: Suffragette Hunger Strike Medal W. S. P. U

Suffragette Hunger Strike Medal W. S. P. U
The W.S.P.U Hunger Strike medal presented to Grace Chappelow (1884-1971). This has two bars, indicating two imprisonments during which time, Grace was on hunger strike

Background imageStrike Collection: Soviet propaganda poster

Soviet propaganda poster: a Red Army officer, fearing civil disorder during a strike, asks the citizens to hand in their weapons

Background imageStrike Collection: Soldiers at Brynkinalt Colliery, 1912

Soldiers at Brynkinalt Colliery, 1912
Men of the 2nd Suffolk Regiment on duty at the Brynkinalt Colliery, Chirk. The soldiers (together with a contingent from the Shropshire Light Infantry and some police)

Background imageStrike Collection: Bedwas Navigation Colliery, Monmouthshire, South Wales

Bedwas Navigation Colliery, Monmouthshire, South Wales
View of Lewis Merthyr Pit, Bedwas Navigation Colliery, Monmouthshire, South Wales. The colliery opened in 1913 and closed in the mid-1980s, after the Miners Strike

Background imageStrike Collection: The fourth state, work by Giuseppe Pelliza da Volpedo

The fourth state, work by Giuseppe Pelliza da Volpedo

Background imageStrike Collection: Picking coal from waste tip during 1921 strike, South Wales

Picking coal from waste tip during 1921 strike, South Wales
Three men picking coal from a local colliery waste tip during the 1921 strike, South Wales

Background imageStrike Collection: How Pianola Works 1912

How Pianola Works 1912
How the player-piano works - air passes through the holes in the piano-roll and acts on the bellows mechanism, causing a hammer to strike a key

Background imageStrike Collection: Sport Fishing: Walleye Striking a Lure, 1950 (colour litho)

Sport Fishing: Walleye Striking a Lure, 1950 (colour litho)
3036074 Sport Fishing: Walleye Striking a Lure, 1950 (colour litho) by American School, (20th century); (add.info.: Vintage illustration of a walleye (Sander vitreus) striking a fishermans lure

Background imageStrike Collection: Waiters, chefs and kitchen hands at Londons Savoy hotel went on strike early today

Waiters, chefs and kitchen hands at Londons Savoy hotel went on strike early today, it was decided that tables were to be left bare and underserviced in the private suites, restaurant and Grill room

Background imageStrike Collection: General Strike 1926

General Strike 1926
A struggle between police and demonstrators during the General Strike as a policeman tries to take a flag out of a protestors hands

Background imageStrike Collection: Royal Engineers unloading ships at Surrey Docks, London, 194

Royal Engineers unloading ships at Surrey Docks, London, 194
Drawing showing Royal Engineers and men of the Pioneer Corps, under Government orders, busily unloading ships in Surrey Docks, London, August 1945

Background imageStrike Collection: 1888 Matchgirls / Besant

1888 Matchgirls / Besant
Annie Besant and the committee of the Matchgirls union, formed during the successful strike action against Bryant & May, in response to poor pay and working conditions

Background imageStrike Collection: Hastings, Sussex - Lightning over the sea from the beach

Hastings, Sussex - Lightning over the sea from the beach
Hastings, East Sussex - Lightning over the sea from the beach - June 6th, 1904. Date: 1904

Background imageStrike Collection: Lightning

Lightning. Computer artwork of a lightning strike over water. Lightning occurs when a large electrical charge builds up in a cloud

Background imageStrike Collection: Piles of rubbish in Soho, London, during the dustmens strike. 30th January 1979

Piles of rubbish in Soho, London, during the dustmens strike. 30th January 1979

Background imageStrike Collection: Arthur Scargill of the NUM talks with miners on strike 1984

Arthur Scargill of the NUM talks with miners on strike 1984

Background imageStrike Collection: The Great Docks Strike of 1912 - Scene at Grays, Essex

The Great Docks Strike of 1912 - Scene at Grays, Essex
The Great Docks (Docker s) Strike of 1912 - Scene at a Demonstration at Grays, Essex. The pre-war era witnessed massive industrial unrest as dockers, transport workers

Background imageStrike Collection: Bolsover Miners

Bolsover Miners
Miners from the Bolsover branch of the National Union of Mineworkers, Derbyshire, collect money for the strike fund Date: May 1984

Background imageStrike Collection: Handley Page Hastings T. 5 TG517

Handley Page Hastings T. 5 TG517
Handley Page Hastings T.5 TG517 of the Strike Command Bombing School (SCBS) RAF Lindholme Date: 1970s

Background imageStrike Collection: Labour Union Poster - Great London Dock Strike

Labour Union Poster - Great London Dock Strike
Labour Union Poster Commemorating the Great London Dock Strike of 1889. This industrial dispute involving dock workers in the Port of London broke out on 14 August 1889

Background imageStrike Collection: The Orator of the Strike, 1890-1891

The Orator of the Strike, 1890-1891. Found in the Collection of Banca di Credito Cooperativo, Barlassina

Background imageStrike Collection: Suffragette Lilian Lenton in Court 1913

Suffragette Lilian Lenton in Court 1913
A newspaper placard dated Wednesday, June 11, 1913, with the headline, Miss. Lentons Reappearance. Lilian Lenton (1891-1972)

Background imageStrike Collection: Crowd outside the closed East India Dock Gates, Poplar, London, 1897

Crowd outside the closed East India Dock Gates, Poplar, London, 1897. Men wait, locked out of the East India Docks, probably during a strike in which the dock workers demanded fair pay

Background imageStrike Collection: Balloting for the coal strike, Wheatsheaf Colliery, Pendlebury, January 1912, (c1920)

Balloting for the coal strike, Wheatsheaf Colliery, Pendlebury, January 1912, (c1920). Artist: Topical Press Agency
Balloting for the coal strike, Wheatsheaf Colliery, Pendlebury, near Manchester, January 1912, (c1920). Illustration from Story of the British Nation, Volume IV, by Walter Hutchinson, (London, c1920s)

Background imageStrike Collection: Copper Miners Strike - Calumet, Michigan, USA

Copper Miners Strike - Calumet, Michigan, USA. Industrial action by Copper Miners of the Western Federation of Miners. Workers were concerned of being displaced to a lower-paying job or of losing

Background imageStrike Collection: Huge electrical storm, USA

Huge electrical storm, USA
Huge electrical storm. Long exposure photograph of lightning repeatedly striking the ground during a thunderstorm. Photographed near Denver International Airport, Colorado, USA, on 26th August 2009

Background imageStrike Collection: Bobby Charlton and some of the Manchester United football team go ten pin bowling at

Bobby Charlton and some of the Manchester United football team go ten pin bowling at Cheetham Hill Bowling Alley, Manchester

Background imageStrike Collection: Blackburn YA. 1 Firecrest RT651

Blackburn YA. 1 Firecrest RT651
Blackburn YA.1 Firecrest RT651 at the 1947 SBAC Radlett air-show, parked next to the first prototype Boulton Paul Balliol VL892

Background imageStrike Collection: A. J. Cook led the Miners and the miners led the strike, c1926, (1938)

A. J. Cook led the Miners and the miners led the strike, c1926, (1938). Arthur James Cook (1883-1931), known as A. J. Cook, was a British trade union leader who was General Secretary of the Miners

Background imageStrike Collection: Suffragette Hunger Strike Medal Christmas Card

Suffragette Hunger Strike Medal Christmas Card. Votes for Women and lots of em. This Merry Christmas time is the caption above a silver Hunger Strike Medal

Background imageStrike Collection: Ten pin bowling

Ten pin bowling
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1940s: Bowling ball hitting pins for a strike. (Photo by H. Armstrong Roberts/Retrofile/Getty Images)

Background imageStrike Collection: Coal arriving at Orgreave

Coal arriving at Orgreave
Pickets and police look on as coal is brought into the British Steel coking plant at Orgreave, South Yorkshire during the Coal miners strike

Background imageStrike Collection: Dennis Skinner, Labour MP for Bolsover, Derbyshire

Dennis Skinner, Labour MP for Bolsover, Derbyshire
Dennis Edward Skinner (b 1932), Labour politician, MP for Bolsover since 1970. Well known for his outspoken remarks in parliament, for which he has been suspended more than ten times

Background imageStrike Collection: John Maclean, Scottish teacher and revolutionary socialist

John Maclean, Scottish teacher and revolutionary socialist
John Maclean (1879-1923), Scottish schoolteacher and revolutionary Marxist socialist. He was imprisoned for his opposition to the First World War, and lost his teaching post

Background imageStrike Collection: Film - Strike up the Band - Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland

Film - Strike up the Band - Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland
Film - Strike up the Band - starring Mickey Rooney (1920-2014) and Judy Garland (1922-1969) - a 1940 American black and white musical film produced by the Arthur Freed unit at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Background imageStrike Collection: Pitmen encamped - evicted coal miner and his dwelling

Pitmen encamped - evicted coal miner and his dwelling
A miner on strike sits despondently outside his makeshift home, his crutch and dog at his side. Due to lengthy strike action resulting from a wage dispute

Background imageStrike Collection: Rosamund Massy Suffragette

Rosamund Massy Suffragette. Mrs. Massy (1870-1947) portrait. Member of the W.S.P.U, imprisoned, went on hunger strike. Took part in the Black Friday demonstration of November 1910. Date: circa 1909

Background imageStrike Collection: Police, armed with truncheons, clashed with strikers at the Barbican building site

Police, armed with truncheons, clashed with strikers at the Barbican building site. It happened after Mytons, the contractors

Background imageStrike Collection: A Kick At The Broad Bottoms! I. e. Emancipation Of All The Talents

A Kick At The Broad Bottoms! I. e. Emancipation Of All The Talents
A Kick At The Broad Bottoms! I.e. Emancipation Of All The Talents, Gillray, James, 1756-1815, Engraver, [london], 1807, King George Iii, His Face Hidden By A Pillar

Background imageStrike Collection: General strike in Britain, May 1926

General strike in Britain, May 1926. John Bull telling the Trades Union Council that Britain would resist strike action. Cartoon by Bernard Partridge from " Punch", London, 12 May 1926

Background imageStrike Collection: The General Strike - Elephant & Castle

The General Strike - Elephant & Castle
Burnt out bus incident at the Elephant & Castle, showing a portion of the bus on the left while mounted policemen control the crowds

Background imageStrike Collection: Amalgamated Clothing Workers poster used during a strike at Model Blouse Co

Amalgamated Clothing Workers poster used during a strike at Model Blouse Co. Millville, New Jersey, 1935
NJ: STRIKE POSTER, 1935. Amalgamated Clothing Workers poster used during a strike at Model Blouse Co. Millville, New Jersey, 1935

Background imageStrike Collection: Wrecked goods train, Llanelli railway strike riots, Wales

Wrecked goods train, Llanelli railway strike riots, Wales



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"Unyielding Demands and Unbreakable Spirits: A Glimpse into the World of Strikes" Poster for England's Glory Matches: Igniting a Spark of Solidarity National Coal Strike - The Battle for Miners' Rights in 1912 RAF Hastings T Mk. 5 - Taking Flight amidst Turmoil at RAF Finningley Suffragette Hunger Strike Medal W. S. P. U: Sacrifices for Equality Soviet Propaganda Poster: Fueling the Flames of Revolution through Strikes Picking Coal from Waste Tip during the 1921 South Wales Strike: Resilience in Adversity Soldiers at Brynkinalt Colliery, 1912: When Uniforms Joined the Ranks of Striking Workers How Pianola Works 1912: Music Amidst Labor Discontent The Fourth State by Giuseppe Pelliza da Volpedo: An Artistic Depiction of Working-Class Unity Waiters, Chefs, and Kitchen Hands at London's Savoy Hotel Go on Strike Early Today – Demanding Fairness Behind Luxurious Facades Bedwas Navigation Colliery, Monmouthshire, South Wales – A Battleground for Worker's Rights