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Apprentice Strike circa 1960
There are 6 messages in this section.

George Ellis. Posted 5 Oct 2002.
Seeking information on this strike especially in the Falkirk - Bonnybridge area. Cheers, George.
Stewart Campbell. Posted 18 Nov 2002.
I can remember my first day as an apprentice fitter - out on strike. I can remember my first day as a tradesman - out on strike. That was about 1963-64.

D A. FRASER from GLASGOW. Posted 24 Oct 2003.

Liz Willis from London. Posted 8 Oct 2004.
Stuart Christie's 'Granny Made Me an Anarchist', just out in paperback, mentions a strike of apprentices in Glasgow around this time - he says Billy Connolly helped to organise it.

Paul Ryan from Cambridge. Posted 14 Feb 2005.
I would be interested in hearing any memories and seeing any documents or photos in connection with the apprentice strikes of 1937, 1939, 1941, 1952, 1960 and 1964 on the Clyde and elsewhere. I am writing a history of the strike movements, which date back to 1912 and which centred on Clydeside and Manchester.

Bill McLean from London, Canada. Posted 26 Apr 2006.
I was involved in that strike during my (I think) second year. One of the organizers was Alex Ferguson (now Sir Alex) of Manchester United. I don't know if Billy Connolly was involved but I know he did take part in a lot of the support efforts at the time of the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders' yard occupation.

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