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Leader of the procession and the coalies' car.

Leader of the procession and the coalies' car.
Leader of the procession and the coalies' car.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H4462
Description: During the 1889 strike, the leaders, aware of the need for public support, organised a series of well-disciplined marches. Daily processions of strikers made their way from the East End into the City and to Tower Hill where they listened to speeches by strike leaders. The different trades represented in the processions tried to out-do each other with their colourful floats and costumes.
Creator: 'Illustrated London News'
Date: 7 September 1889
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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