NORTH EAST LABOUR HISTORY SOCIETY
FIRST TUESDAY MEETING, 3 FEBRUARY
BRIDGE HOTEL 7 pm
will speak on
THE BISHOP AUCKLAND EPISODE
In 1926 a scheme was devised to transfer unemployed miners from Bishop to
a colliery in Derbyshire. Hailed at the time as a potential response to regional
unemployment, the scheme soon collapsed and the men returned home.
Drawing on material from the Tom Marshall Collection held in Gateshead, Don
will examine the Bishop Auckland scheme and why it failed. It is a minor episode
that reveals the wider circumstances.
Details of the Tom Marshall Collection can be seen
on the North East Popular Politics Database.: