‘Sit in’ strike at Wolverton Works, 1925

My grandfather, Jack Wood, was a ‘finisher’ in the works but this photo shows him standing on a table, second from left, with some colleagues whilst entertaining the workers with some singing during a ‘sit in’ strike in 1925. 

I’m not sure what the dispute was about or how it was resolved but there is apparently a book about it called, appropriately enough, “Dispute at Wolverton Works”.  Hopefully the singing helped pass the time!

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One Response to ‘Sit in’ strike at Wolverton Works, 1925

  1. Alison Bancroft says:

    Nice post Laura and a good photo as well

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