Paddington goods depot, London, after the General Strike, 27 May 1926.
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Photograph of the yard at Paddington goods depot, congested with wagons. The General Strike of 1926 was called by the Trades Unions Congress in early May 1926 in support of a strike by miners over threatened pay cuts. Workers from selected key industries, including the railways, were involved, but the strike collapsed after only nine days.