Jane, an audience member, mentions a sympathy strike by jamworkers in 1911
Resource Type: Audio | Posted on 22nd July 2011 by Liam Physick
Jane, a member of the audience, describes reading a book which mentions how female jamworkers in Liverpool struck in sympathy with the male transport workers
Interviewee Gender: Female
Itâ€™s just a response to that ladyâ€™s question about women getting involved, about 18 months ago I read a book called The Perfect Summer, now, it was really, sort of, outlining what went on just before the First World War, but there was quite a large chapter on the strike of 1911, and in the book â€“ and I wished Iâ€™d bought it â€“ there was a picture of ladies â€“ lady jam workers who came out in sympathy and, I think they could have been from Aintree, from Nelsonâ€™s, but Iâ€™d have to check on that, but they were there.
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