Cleator Moor, Cumbria: fighting for women's rights

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Title

Cleator Moor, Cumbria: fighting for women's rights

Subject

Discussion of evidence relating to a strike by women textile workers at Ainsworth's thread mill, Cleator Moor

Description

Audio discussion of a photograph (provided) of striking women workers meeting with Mary MacArthur of the National Federation of Women Workers. The women are wearing union membership badges. Their jobs related to making linen thread for khaki uniforms to be worn by the military.
In total 250 women and 20 boys were involved in the strike, which succeeded in achieving enhanced wages and bonus payments.

Creator

BBC Radio Cumbria

Publisher

BBC

Date

First broadcast 2014

Relation

Discussion of the same photograph in the Whitehaven News, 21 July 2011 http://www.whitehavennews.co.uk/home/trouble-at-t-mill-1.860021

Coverage

Twentieth century, pre-World War One

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Duration

7 minutes 18 seconds

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Citation

BBC Radio Cumbria, “Cleator Moor, Cumbria: fighting for women's rights,” Local History Resources for Schools, accessed May 20, 2018, http://regionalheritage.omeka.net/items/show/39.