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COLOUR WORKS: MY BRITISH ARCHIVE THE 1980S AND 90S

Longbridge, Birmingham. 1980<br />
At Crofton Park car factory workers vote, with a sea of hands and overwhelmingly defeat by 14,000 to just 600 the motion of support for Derek ‘Red Robbo’ Robinson a union leader at British Leyland who was credited with causing 523 strikes between 1978 and 1979. Mrs Thatcher had called him a ‘notorious agitator’, the age of ‘Red Robbo’ as a political and industrial force was over.
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1980s Crofton Park industrial dispute British Leyland
Longbridge, Birmingham. 1980
At Crofton Park car factory workers vote, with a sea of hands and overwhelmingly defeat by 14,000 to just 600 the motion of support for Derek ‘Red Robbo’ Robinson a union leader at British Leyland who was credited with causing 523 strikes between 1978 and 1979. Mrs Thatcher had called him a ‘notorious agitator’, the age of ‘Red Robbo’ as a political and industrial force was over.

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From gallery: COLOUR WORKS: MY BRITISH ARCHIVE THE 1980S AND 90S
Source: HOMER SYKES
Date: 4 Aug 2011
Location: Birmingham Greater Birmingham UK
Credit: HOMER SYKES
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