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Search Aspect ( strike )
Location - Leeds & District

Aberford Road, Isabella Pit, (Garforth)
Black & White imageUndated. View shows a group of workers who volunteered to keep the coal moving at Isabella Pit when the miners came out on strike. Miners' strikes took place at the pit in 1919 and 1921.
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Barwick Road, Sisters' Pit, strike breakers (Garforth)
Black & White imageAugust 1919. This image shows strike breakers at Sisters' Pit (Garforth Colliery) during a miners' strike in 1919. Police protection is being given to the workers, including a sailor who had been drafted in. This strike was one of a number of industrial disputes over wages and conditions in the pits in the years following the First World War, which culminated in the General Strike of 1926; by this time the Sisters Pit had closed but Trench Pit in Garforth was affected. Photograph courtesy of Miss M. Simpson.
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Garforth Trench Pit (Garforth)
Black & White image1921. Garforth Trench pit was a coal mine owned by Col Frederick Charles Trench, who also owned Isabella Pit and Sisters Pit. The photo shows police officers called in due to a coal strike with the sergeant to the right and what is believed to be the foreman of the pit at the centre next to a sign with the year. The strike was caused by poor working conditions and a flood disaster.
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Main Street, miners' stall (Garforth)
Black & White image1921. View shows a stall set up in Main Street during the miners' strike of 1921 selling cheap food, including fish at 3d. (old pence) per pound, to support the miners and their families. A soup kitchen was also provided and many children received vouchers for school meals.
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Miners from Savile Pit (Methley) (11 comments)
Black & White image19th September 1963 Group portrait of miners taken after a sit down strike at Savile Pit Bottom. They had been demanding extra pay for working a difficult coal face and came up after three days when the management agreed to discuss their grievance. Savile Colliery was located in Mickletown, a mining village near Methley.
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