1926 General Strike

Yes, I can remember the General Strike in 1926, I was at W.C. Gaunts them, and I … me and my sister didn’t like going for strike pay. We used to have to go up Wilton Street for the strike pay, but we were very reluctant to go, we didn’t like the strikes, and my father didn’t either but of course he could work, because he had the horses to attend to, I can’t really…
Q: Why didn’t you like going for your strike pay?
A: I don’t know, I can’t understand why we didn’t want to go for the strike pay, but we thought that was a stigma (laughter).
Source A female textile worker discusses the general strike in 1926
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