Sunday, 2 December 2018

Peace On Earth 1918 - An Archive Advent Calendar #2

Following on from yesterday's post when we demonstrated that, although war was over, rationing was still in place for Christmas 1918, we are posting an extract from the local teaching union meeting minutes discussing a decision to strike.

Orkney Archive Reference D50/1/1 - Click to enlarge

There had been a lot of industrial unease in 1918 as can be seen from the newspaper snippet below. You will also spot a demobilisation order for teachers and students still far from home in December 1918.

Orkney Herald - 1st January 1919 - click to enlarge

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