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1926 General Strike - Volunteer labour

What we know about this image :

Volunteer labour taking the place of striking railway workers.

This pic also gives a glimpse into the Timber businesses that was centred on the Bond Yard behind the Railway Station as Pit Props can be seen in storage. The business sign for Carter, Carter, showing the Main Office at 20 Church Street ,is also prominent, No 20 Church Street  is better known as Andrew C Watt, Tobacconists, with Carter, Carter on the first floor.

Several firms were in the Bond Yard for many years including May & Hassall and Richard Wade, the Carter,  Carter business imported Softwood ,and  was formed along with Chas Manson, the Carter home being “Westland’s” , and one son, R B Carter was ADC to Winston Churchill later in life.

Chas Manson had left the business to move to the Midlands but returned to take over the Christopher Brown business in Baltic and the Carter, Carter named revived for a while in the DIY Sector.  CMc/CB

Date (of image) : 0/5/1926

Donor : Hartlepool Museum Service


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