Troops marching on Tunnel Road during the 1911 Transport Strike

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 6th January 2012 by Jenny Porter

Photograph submitted by Richie from Nerve Magazine.  The images shows a view looking North towards the station on Tunnel Road, with the corner of Spekeland Road just in view.  On the street are troops on horseback trying to maintain control during the famous Liverpool General Transport Strike of 1911.  The strike involved dock workers, sailors and railway workers.  It paralysed trade in Liverpool during the summer of 1911 and led to the growth of a more powerful trade union system.

Troops marching on Tunnel Road during the 1911 Transport Strike

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By Keith Hudson on 23rd January 2013

The Cavalry Regiment is the Royal Scots Greys ( 2nd Dragoons)The cap badge is an Eagle captured at Waterloo. Now the R. S D G. Famous for the Amazing Grace that got to no1 in the 70’s.

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