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An Oral History of the London Cabbie

These are the stories of London and Londoners, new and old. Some take us back to 1950s London when many of the drivers were Jewish. These were the days of the closed shop, pea-souper fogs, driving heavy, cold cabs on empty streets.

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Cabinet papers in the National Archives

 

These files can be accessed on the web by inputting the file number into the search the catalogue box on the front page (google National Archives). For the first file listed below it would be CAB 24/171/54. These were confidential papers on strategic issues as well regular reports on unemployment and trade. These latter reports are monthly and usually give good local detail for particular towns and regions. Press Show Images to get the full documents. Crown copyright arises if you wish to quote directly in a publication but not otherwise.

 

MRC Papers During And After General Strike

 

The notes below are simply notes, not full transcripts, but do give some insight into events across Britain and Ireland during and immediately after the 1926 strike. They are intended to provide leads that might be followed up locally.

 

The T & G Story

 

The Transport and General Workers Union was the biggest trade union in Britain for much of the 20th century, with its membership in the late 1970s reaching more than two million. It organised workers across the whole economy - from the docks to the car factories, from light engineering to aviation - and its activities touched the lives of many.

 

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