"One group, from Cambridge, had that afternoon signed on to run messages for Transport House, and their table backed on another group's who were enrolled as special constables"
The Socialist threat depicted by the Conservative Party in 1909
Public DomainThe Socialist threat depicted by the Conservative Party in 1909 - Credit: The Conservative Party

An indication of the polarization caused in British society by the strike, leading to fears in some quarters that revolution was imminent.

In fact the status quo was re-established very quickly, and the strikers were not successful in their objectives.

 

Transport House (situated on Smith Square in London) was, from 1926 onwards, the headquarters of the Transport and General Workers Union.

It was also, at different times in its history, the headquarters of the Labour Party and the Trades Union Congress.