Britain at Work London Project Latest News

Britain At Work London Project Newsletter 
The latest issue November/December contains:
A brief analysis on how the commemorations of the First World War have so far been presented within the mainstream media, negatives and positives, by  Jan Pollock and Dave Welsh.
A photograph which captures three figures in a trench during the Spanish Civil War is investigated by Marshall Mateer who gives a snapshot of the lives of the Spanish woman and the two men from the East End who left their homes to volunteer in the fight against fascism.
Joe Makin, a wartime policeman describes unemployment in the lead up to the general strike of 1926 and how, during the strike, the mobs would deal with buses driven by ‘volunteers’.
Hear from Keith Venables about how a small group of trade unionists from Ruskin are rebuilding independent working class education (IWCE) through a network of social media, seminars, discussions and future online programmes.
Read the newsletter here:
All IN A DAY’S WORK: Working Lives and Trade Unions in West London 1945-1995
New book  featuring extracts from over 100 oral history interviews of people who worked in west London in both the private and public sectors during this period  will be coming out in January/ February and will be priced at £10 plus £2.80 for p&p.
If you would like to place an advance order please make your cheque payable to ‘Britain at Work London Project’ and post it, along with a return address (and an email address so we can acknowledge receipt of order) to:
Britain at Work
15 Wellington Road
Norwich NR2 3HT
Several of the interviews can be listened to on the TUC Library Collections website

(This is not the Britain at Work London Project)


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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