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The Thames during the strike: idle steamers waiting for the stevedores.

The Thames during the strike: idle steamers waiting for the stevedores.
The Thames during the strike: idle steamers waiting for the stevedores.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H5299
Description: Throughout August and September 1889 the port of London was at a standstill. With the dockers, stevedores and lightermen all on strike, ships could not load or unload. The employers remained intransigent, refusing the strikers' demands. But as the dispute went on the shipping companies grew impatient and began pressurising the dock companies to negotiate with the strike committee.
Creator: 'Illustrated London News'.
Date: 7 September 1889
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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