The 1932 Strike
Do you remember this strike they had in 1932?
Oh yes, and my mother ...my mother wouldn't let me join the union, it's awful, you know, and they had a union but it wasn't a strong union, but there was a weaver's union, and I hadn't to join. My mother wouldn't ...my mother wouldn't let me join. I hadn't to join this union and I had to go to work, and it was awful really. And it wasn't fair, it wasn't fair, because some of the people ...we were only young, you know, but some of the people who went ...who were on strike ...and the people, some of them who were working they ...if they thought this person on strike had better looms than them, because some looms are better than others, they would ask for them and they would take the looms, well it wasn't right.
But on the day of the strike? Do you remember the day of the strike itself?
Having to ...being shouted at and having to ...well they used to stand on the bridge.
What happened? Were you working...
Well they just shouted at you and tried to keep you from going in but
A lot of people?
A lot of people?
Oh yes. Well I mean the people who'd gone on strike in the village were there, but they'd come from Great Harwood because we were in Great Harwood union.
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