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)