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events for 2016 celebration

Poems and Songs in the Spirit of 1911 The Queen Victoria Club Wednesday 17th August 7.00pm 4,Queen Victoria Road, Llanelli SA15 2TL   Free entry  Open Microphone All Welcome   History Forum and public discussion – 1911 The Relevence of these events today Speakers Tim L Evans and Robert Griffiths  !8th August  5.00pm -7.00pm Presentation … Continue reading »

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LLANELLI UPRISING 2016!

This year the march is dedicated to our long time 1911 committee secretary and founder, John Willock who died 2 months ago. He is sorely missed and a great campaigner and socialist.ggg Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on … Continue reading »

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2016 Commemoration of Llanelli Rail Strike & Uprising

  The time is coming around again for the commemoration of the Great Llanelli Railway Strike and Uprising of 1911. In August 1911 the first ever British national rail strike took place. In Llanelli mass picketing took place and troops were called in. Two men were shot dead and many injured. Our annual commemorations of … Continue reading »

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MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA FRIDAY JUNE 6 2014 to raise funds for a 1911 rail strike mural in LLANELLI

1911 LLANELLI RAILWAY STRIKE COMMITTEE PWYLLGOR STREIC REILFFORDD LLANELLI   COR CURIAD Musical Extravaganza in Remembrance of the loss of life on both sides in the 1914-1918 War Ticket/Tocyn £10 – includes chicken/vegetarian meal in interval 7PM FOR 7.30 PERFORMANCE THOMAS ARMS LLANELLI FRIDAY 6 JUNE TICKETS CAN BE GOT ON THE DOOR, OR RING/TEXT … Continue reading »

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MARCH AND MEETINGS TO MARK STRIKE AND UPRISING

    This August is the anniversary of the first ever national rail strike in 1911 which led, on the streets of Llanelli, to pitched battles between townspeople and the army.   Two men were shot dead and many other people injured by troops of the Worcester regiment, leading to widespread rioting, attacks on the … Continue reading »

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AUGUST 2013 – A WEEK OF COMMEMORATION OF THE GREAT RAILWAY STRIKE & UPRISING

One hundred and two years since the great railway strike. One hundred and two years since troops opened fire on Llanelli strikers and their supporters, killing two & sparking an uprising against the bosses and military.   As every year, the Llanelli 1911 Committee is preparing to mark the occasion with a series of events: … Continue reading »

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Llanelli 1911 Railway Strike Centenary March 20/08/11- photos D. Kittay

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The panel at the 1911 Forum – 18 August 2011

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