Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Senghenydd Mining Disaster (South Wales) - 14 October 1913
The explosion killed 439 miners and a rescuer, is still the worst mining disaster in the United Kingdom
Robert Watson was carrying out lawful union picketing duty at Aberdeen docks with his work mates on the 18th January 1979 , when he was struck and killed by a speeding non union lorry driver.
As far as can be be researched, Robert Watson was the only reported death during the Winter of Discontent strikes of 1979
Media hostility, copycat reporting and an unwillingness to move from an anti union narrative, means that to this day his tragic death goes unmentioned by those commenting on the Winter of Discontent strike.
The only fatality during the "Winter of Discontent" despite the media hysteria was a trade unionists going about his lawful right to strike for a living wage.
Remember Robert Watson
George Formby Fighting Fascism During WW2
"It's Turned Out Nice Again"
(Formby also refused to play segregated audiences during a tour of South Africa and was finally expelled from South Africa after police broke down his hotel room and escorted him to the Airport)
American built "Yank tanks" trains at Southampton Docks
used to move around US Army equipment and soldiers during WW2