Troops marching on Tunnel Road during the 1911 Transport Strike
Resource Type: Image | Posted on 6th January 2012 by Jenny Porter
Photograph submitted by Richie from Nerve Magazine. The images shows a view looking North towards the station on Tunnel Road, with the corner of Spekeland Road just in view. On the street are troops on horseback trying to maintain control during the famous Liverpool General Transport Strike of 1911. The strike involved dock workers, sailors and railway workers. It paralysed trade in Liverpool during the summer of 1911 and led to the growth of a more powerful trade union system.
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