The Woolworths Museum

The Woolworth Strike: Brixton, 1938

A lighthearted piece from the Daily Mirror that ran and ran.
The Company considered it a scandal of epic proportions.

Where it all began - the front page of the Daily Mirror enticed readers to turn to page five to read how 250 Woolworth Shopgirls had gone on strike 'for this man'!

The Woolworth strike caught the imagination of many regional titles, including the Belfast Telegraph and the Yorkshire Observer

The original strike seeking to reinstate Brixton Manager Frank Picot inspired several copycat incidents over the following months, as Factory and Fish and Can Workers followed the example of the Brixton girls in fighting to keep a Manager that they liked

All articles about the strike collated into an Adobe PDF. Open/download.