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The railway strike of 1911, London, (c1920)

The railway strike of 1911, London, (c1920)


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The railway strike of 1911, London, (c1920)

The railway strike of 1911, London, (c1920). A convoy of Pickfords removal vans being escorted over Waterloo Bridge by soldiers. Illustration from Story of the British Nation, Volume IV, by Walter Hutchinson, (London, c1920s)

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Convoy Hutchinson Marching Removals Strike Walter Walter Hutchinson Waterloo Bridge Railway Strike Removal Van


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This print captures a significant moment in London's history - the railway strike of 1911. Taken around the 1920s, it showcases a convoy of Pickfords removal vans being escorted over Waterloo Bridge by soldiers. The image is an illustration from Walter Hutchinson's "Story of the British Nation, Volume IV" providing us with a glimpse into this pivotal event. In this snapshot frozen in time, we witness the convergence of various elements that define early 20th-century Britain. The bustling cityscape serves as the backdrop for this scene, emphasizing London's importance as a hub of transportation and commerce. Men dressed in military attire march alongside the convoy, symbolizing both order and conflict during wartime. The presence of Pickfords removal vans hints at how labor strikes can disrupt everyday life and affect essential services like transportation. This image offers insight into the challenges faced by workers during this period and highlights their determination to fight for better working conditions. With its monochrome aesthetic, this photograph evokes a sense of nostalgia while preserving an important historical moment. It reminds us not only of past struggles but also inspires contemplation about progress made since then. As we delve into our nation's past through images like these, we gain valuable knowledge about our collective heritage and appreciate how far society has come on its journey towards social justice and equality.

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