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The coal heavers' float during a procession in the 1889 strike.

The coal heavers' float during a procession in the 1889 strike.
The coal heavers' float during a procession in the 1889 strike.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H5146
Description: The dockers, aware of the need for public support, organised a series of well-disciplined marches and meeting. 'The Times' of 30 August 1889 described one of the parades and the gathering that followed. 'There were present, in addition to large numbers of dock labourers and stevedores, many coal whippers, ballast heavers, wharfingers' men, and others, all out on strike, but the remarks of all the speakers were adressed to the dockers alone.'
Creator: Unknown
Date: 1889
Credit line: People's History Museum, Manchester
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