The Hobson Pit Strike 1849

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    "December 1849 saw the beginning of a short but very bitter dispute between the owners of Marley Hill colliery and their workmen over low wages....On January 11th 1850 at 10 p.m. fifteen men in disguise confronted the firemen at the Hobson Pit boilers....Hobson colliery had been supplying Marley Hill coke ovens with small coal during the strike...
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    Our Gateshead
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 12 months ago
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