London Dock-Labourers' Strike - Mass Meeting Will Be Held Tonight

London Dock-Labourers' Strike - Mass Meeting Will Be Held Tonight

[Leicester: 1889]. Announcement of a mass meeting of textile and shoe workers in Leicester, to express solidarity with striking dock-workers during the Great London Docker's Strike of 1889. The speakers, primarily representatives of the Hosiery and Shoe trade unions (Leicester was the seat of the British shoe trade in the 19th century), include Edward Kell, President of the Boot & Shoe Trade Union. Kell, brought up in the shoe-rivetting trade, went on to some influence in Liberal Party politics, eventually joining the ranks of capital as a prominent Leicester businessman. Circular, 18cm x 12cm (ca 7" x 5"). Printed in black, text in one column. Neatly laid down at some later date on thicker laid paper. Toned, with tiny incursions in margins; Very Good.

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