Saturday 27 December 2008

Industrial Relations

The Manningham Mills strike that led to the formation of the Labour Party is a well-known tale. However, barely known is Manningham Rugby Club's role in the dispute. Of course, many of the supporters were employed at the Mill, so there was bound to be an economic impact on the Valley Parade club, but the club, and many of its high ranking officials, actively supported the strike.
The story of the strike and Manningham's role is told in the programme notes for the Morecambe game. Read it here first.

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