Garston bobbin workers on strike

four smartly dressed women in large hats, holding up collection boxes

In 1912 workers at the Bobbin Works, Garston went on strike for better conditions and pay. Many of the workers were women who earned even less than the men.

The strike lasted for around three months. There were accusations of police brutality. Two women were fined for insulting behavior towards strikebreakers.

This photo shows female bobbin workers holding collecting boxes for the strikers.

The photograph, which isn't currently on display, is from the Museum of Liverpool's social and community history collection.

  • Accession number 1988.335 DUP1

A handbill calling for industrial action at Garston, called by the Industrial Council of Bobbin Workers, can be seen on display in the History Detectives gallery at the Museum of Liverpool.