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Wisecrack Productions, presents

A Talk on The General Strike of 1926

with Ed Waugh

Thursday 12 September, 2024. 2pm & 6pm.

£5

A booking fee of 6.5% + £0.49 per sold ticket is included when booking a ticket online through our Eventbrite platform.

The General Strike of 1926 was the biggest rupture in society since the English Civil War (1662). A million miners were told to take a 40% cut in wages. Britain's only General Strike followed. On May 10, 1926, strikers accidentally derailed the Flying Scotsman at Cramlington.

Eight Northumberland miners were imprisoned for a total of 48 years.


Join award-winning playwright, Ed Waugh, as he takes your through the history of the strikes and the inspiration behind his new show, The Cramlington Train Wreckers, debuting on 15 November at Gosforth Civic Theatre.
 

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The Cramlington Train Wreckers

From the team behind smash-hit plays Wor Bella, Hadaway Harry, Carrying David, Mr Covan's Music Hall and The Great Joe Wilson comes another incredible, forgotten story about the North East. The Cramlington Train Wreckers, Friday 15 November, 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

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