Museum talk: Bristol dockers’ strike of 1949 in support of Canadian Seaman

2.00 - 3.00pm    22nd Jun 2021    Held over Zoom 

The 1949 Docks Strike involving Bristol dockers was notable as an international solidarity action in support of strike action by the Canadian Seamen’s Union.
This talk considers the nature of solidarity between dockers across nations and continents, how this unfolded in Bristol and the effect the strike had on the supposedly pro-Union Labour Government.
Speaker: Di Parkin, a member of Bristol Radical History Group and co-author of 100 Fishponds Road: life and death in a Victorian workhouse.
To book a place for this online talk click here.
This talk is part of M Shed’s 10th anniversary programme.