Industrial Unrest in Wales

The years 1910 and 1911 were a period of prolonged industrial unrest in Wales. As thousands were unemployed or on strike, times were hard for impoverished families. On occasion, the tensions spilled over into violence directed against owners and authorities.
'Captain' Edward Tupper addressing the crowd at Bute Docks, Cardiff, during the Seamen's strike 1911. The period between 1908 and 1914 has become known as 'The Great Unrest' as Britain saw a number of major industrial conflicts. In south Wales, coal...
The period between 1908 and 1914 was known as 'The Great Unrest' as Britain experienced a number of major industrial conflicts during this time. In Wales, coal miners employed at the Cambrian Combine Collieries went on strike, clashing with troops at...
The period between 1908 and 1914 was known as 'The Great Unrest' as Britain experienced a number of major industrial conflicts during this time. In Wales, coal miners employed at the Cambrian Combine Collieries went on strike, clashing with troops at...
Funeral of the two young men, namely Leonard Worsell and John John, who were shot down by soldiers at Llanelli during the Railway Strike Riots of 1911. The period between 1908 and 1914 was known as 'The Great Unrest' as Britain experienced a number...
A soup kitchen during the Cambrian Combine strike, 1910-11
Trehafod miners picking coal during the Cambrian Combine strike, 1910-11
Miners waiting to go into a mass meeting at the Empire Theatre , Tonypandy, November 1910, during the Cambrian Combine strike.
The Tonypandy miners' dispute of 1910 was primarily caused by a change in the system of pay. Miners were paid according to the quantity of coal they produced, but if the seam they were working was particularly difficult, then their pay was subsidised...
A soup kitchen during the Cambrian Combine strike, 1910-11
Trehafod miners picking coal during the Cambrian Combine strike, 1910-11
Miners waiting to go into a mass meeting at the Empire Theatre , Tonypandy, November 1910, during the Cambrian Combine strike.
 
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