Reporting the General Strike
This special edition of the Hornsey Journal is dated 13 May 1926. It gives details of the latest news on the General Strike which began on 1 May and lasted for ten days. The strike was called by the Trades Union Congress to support the coal miners who were suffering a cut in their pay.
All workers on strike
It was an all-out strike. All the different trade workers throughout London refused to go to work. This affected the running of many different services including public transport and printing. However, people who disagreed with the strike volunteered to do the work instead.
Growth of the Hornsey Journal
The Hornsey Journal was originally known as the Hornsey and Finsbury Park Journal. It was established in 1881. Their current offices are on Tottenham Lane, but at one time they also had premises on Fleet Street. Fleet Street was the home of the major national newspapers for most of the 20th century.
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