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People's History Museum blog

PHM is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future.

On this blog we share posts from the PHM team and other experts, with behind the scenes stories, coverage of PHM's exhibitions and events, and highlights from the museum's unique collection.

Posts tagged 'Strike'

Image of Photograph of Clare Winter wearing her ambulance worker badges. Copyright Clare Winter

The sirens last time: an ambulance worker looks back

20 December 2022


Ambulance workers go on strike tomorrow.  Over 30 years ago, another ambulance strike received widespread support.  In this blog, former NHS ambulance worker Clare Winter shares her memories of the 1989-90 ambulance workers’ dispute.



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Image of Matchmakers of the Bryant & May factory, around 1888 courtesy of Peoples History Museum

The Match Girls’ Strike

5 July 2020


On the anniversary of the day the match girls went out on strike, Sam Johnson, great granddaughter of Sarah Chapman, one of the leaders of the 1888 strike details the strike and uncovers Sarah’s personal story and Sam’s mission for her unmarked grave.



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