Home

Tours | Categories (New, Hot) | Map

Alcohol - Ancient - Animal - Architecture - Art - Aviation - Boxing - Celebrity - Charity - Children - Church - Cinema - Comedy - Crime - Dance - Death - Disaster - Drugs - Fashion - Food - Gambling - Ghost - Grave - Health - Historical - Industry - Justice - LGBT - Literary - Look Up - Medical - Military - Motoring - Murder - Museum - Music - Nature - Naval - Paranormal - Pioneer - Poetry - Police - Politics - Pub - Public Amenities - Quirky - Religion - Retail - Ripper - River - Royalty - Science - Sculpture - Sex - Signs - Society - Sport - Subterranean - Technology - Theatre - Train - Transport - Tube - TV - Weather -

Contact Us

IN THE NEWS

Westfield Stratford City East
Westfield Stratford City East Retail Theme

TOUR OF THE MONTH

The Great London Ghost Tour
The Great London Ghost Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

14th October 1958 Brendan Behan's Hostage, premieres in London

14th October 1927 Bond and Saint, actor Roger Moore, born in Stockwell, London.go to related location

14th October 1906 Born today: Benita Hume, London England, actress (Vicky-Halls of Ivy)

14th October 1896 Comedian Bud Flanagan was born in Whitechapel.go to related location

14th October 1893 George Edwardes Gaiety Girl premieres in London

14th October 1877 Cleopatra's Needle, en route from Egypt to London, almost sinks in Bay of Biscay, 6 die.

14th October 1644 William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania, born in London.go to related location

The Grunwick Dispute



The Grunwick Dispute

The scene of violent clashes in industrial dispute.

Location: Chapter Road, Willesden

Description: This innocuous building in Dollis Hill was the epic-centre of an industrial dispute in 1976 over trade union recognition.

This office block, next to the station, was Grunwick Film Processing Laboratories, and they employed a great many Asian women on fairly long hours and pretty low wages often with compulsory overtime. MP Joe Ashton accused the firm of exploiting coloured workers.

Writer and political activist Amrit Wilson said they made use of the poverty of Asians and would blatently not entertain non-Asian applicants.

It all came to a head when, on Friday 20th August 1976, the company dismissed of Devshi Bhudia, here for working too slowly. Others supported her - Chandrakant Patel, Bharat Patel, Suresh Ruparelia, and Jayaben Desai, all walked out in support. One the Sunday they all picketed the gates here, and Citizens Advice told them to contact a union.

Strikes followed, along with violent clashes with police here in Chapter Road. The dispute was regularly featured on national television news.


Themes: PoliticsPolitics Theme  JusticeJustice Theme  IndustryIndustry Theme
Ranking This Month: 203/2809
Pages Hit This Month: 64
Link to This Page: http://www.shadyoldlady.com/location/2929

The Grunwick Dispute

The scene of violent clashes in industrial dispute.


The Shady Old Lady points out that you can drag this map using mouse. Or visit our full massive map.


Got something to add? Write it 'ere:
Name:     Email:
Your email will ONLY be used once, to confirm the publication of your comments. We value your contribution and privacy.

Anti-spam Security: Please enter this code:
Other places nearby...

Lenin Memorial», 5.6km

The Polonium Pine Bar», 4.7km

Light Up St Stephen», 6.0km

Lenin's London Newspaper», 6.0km

George Monoux's Moones», 9.9km

Karl Marx Resting Place», 4.1km

Tony Blair lived here», 5.5km

Clement Attlee's House», 12.km

Mansion Mayor», 6.9km

Home of the Iron Lady», 10.km