The Air of Freedom: The Derbyshire Bootmaker’s Strike – Steve Bond
Sat, 19 October 11:00am
The 1918-1920 strike by boot and shoemakers in Stoney Middleton and Eyam lasted for over two years. The companies were significant local employers, especially of women. One factory produced boots for the army in WWI. Why did the workers take strike action and how did it reflect the nationwide social upheaval of the time? The talk is illustrated with archive photographs.