The General Strike

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The General Strike

During the nine day General Strike of 1926 Toynbee Hall backed the actions of theRead More

During the nine day General Strike of 1926 Toynbee Hall backed the actions of the Trade Union’s Congress (TUC) and acted to support strikers and their families. Dockers, transport workers and railway workers assembled at Toynbee Hall daily to collect their strike pay, whilst in the afternoons concerts were held for the men and their wives. According to the annual report from that time, such concerts were “a powerful influence in the preservation of local good humour”.