Ray Physick mentions the poor conditions in which many people in Liverpool lived

Resource Type: Audio | Posted on 22nd July 2011 by Liam Physick

Ray Physick talks about the slum conditions which many working people in Liverpool endured, conditions that helped to fuel the famous transport strike of 1911

Interviewee: Ray Physick

Interviewee Gender: Male

Interview Transcript

I thought I’d start off with a picture of a slum, because Liverpool strike, or the strikes, the many strikes, were actually forged in these kind of places. People went to work in dreadful conditions and lived in dreadful conditions. There’s a water hydrant there, there was no water in the houses, and Liverpool . . . you know, the courts were very, were well known, for their, bad, sort of, poverty and, I’ll, I’ll pass this around. The, the, the diet of people was actually quite appalling, bread and margarine for breakfast every day, and, bit of bread, beans, potatoes at night, and that was from 1908 research done by the Rathbones, so you might like to have a look at that, it’s on the left-hand side of the paper.

Tagged under: 1911 strike, slums

Categorised under: Change & Communities

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