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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


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

Alisdair MacDonald
Daily Mirror
Mirrorpix
London
Greater London
England
DM 79 510

Media ID 21847082

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1979 Broadwick Street Dustman Dustmen Industrial Action Rubbish Strike Strikes Winter Of Discontent Berwick Street


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This photo print, captured by Alisdair MacDonald, takes us back to a significant moment in history - the winter of discontent in 1979. The image showcases the aftermath of the dustmen's strike in Soho, London, on January 30th. As our gaze wanders across the frame, we are confronted with piles upon piles of rubbish that have accumulated during this period of industrial action. The scene depicted here is both chaotic and thought-provoking. The streets of Berwick Street and Broadwick Street are transformed into temporary dumping grounds for waste as a result of the strike. This visual representation serves as a stark reminder of how essential these workers are to maintaining cleanliness and order within our cities. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, this photograph carries historical significance. It captures an era marked by social unrest and economic hardship - commonly referred to as the winter of discontent. By freezing this moment in time through his lens, MacDonald invites us to reflect on the impact that strikes and labor disputes can have on society at large. As we observe this snapshot from four decades ago, let it serve as a reminder that even amidst turmoil and discord, there is always an opportunity for change and progress to emerge from such challenging times.

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