ISBN: 0 86025 427 5
In 1914 trades unions were feeling
their way in Essex. Feelings ran high, spreading from villages
(Steeple Bumpstead, Helions Bumpstead, Foxearth, and Ashdon)
into town (Saffron Walden), and the adjoining counties of
Cambridge and Suffolk. In June the Agricultural Labourers'
Union demanded a rise of 6 pence a week, refused by the farmers.
A strike was called, halting farmwork in the area. There was
assault, intimidation, and rick burning. Strikebreakers were
harshly dealt with, while strikers struggled to survive on
pay from the Union.
64 pages, 6 photographs
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