Colliers Strike 1893

July 1893 Manpower at Methley Collieries at the time of Colliers Strike

Colliery           Men and Boys
Savile                     295
Henry Briggs & Co

M. Junction              336
H Briggs & Co

Foxholes Pit 1         230
WWood & Son

Foxholes Pit 2         300
W Wood

Newmarket              230
J&J Charlesworth

Colliers strike – men gave notice on instructions of Miners
Association at Barnsley. They will not return until
proposed 25% reduction had been settled.

Disturbances and riots lead up to reading of the Riot Act
to Acton Hall men at Featherstone .  Two colliers were
shot and killed by the dragoons.

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