Document ReferenceGa 2 E 1453
TitleLetter from [W. H. Thompson?], Chief Constable's Office, Shire Hall, Nottingham to George Edmund Milnes Monckton-Arundell, 7th Viscount Galway; 24 Jun. 1921
Date24 June 1921
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDescribes the difficult events of the previous day, when a crowd of 2000 men traveled from Nottingham to Watnall Pit owned by Messrs Barber & Walker. The crowd attenpted to charge the boiler house, but was kept away by 60 police and 2 superintendents. The crowd moved on to Moorgreen Pit, but again were prevented from damage to property or injury to a man named Birkin who had propesed a return to work. The miners at Eastwood were against the crowd but made no effort to protect themselves or their Pit.

Has arranged for 15 policemen from Lincolnshire and 30 from Northamptonshire to come to help with the trouble. Hopes that the strike comes to an end soon and the men return to work.

Reports that a crowd of 3000 men went to Brinsley Pit and Silver Hill Pit near Mansfield. An adequate police force was present and no damage occurred.

Postscript states that the men are armed with hedge stakes or large sticks with nails in them!
Termindustrial unrest, miners strike
strikes, miners strike 1921
mining and extraction, coal, strikes
civil disorder
police forces, Nottinghamshire

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