Days of Hope – 1916 The Matthew’s are country people who have a very different outlook to their children.
Days of Hope – 1921 In 1921 the pits were idle and the miners locked out because they refused wage[…]
Days of Hope – 1924 1924 saw the Labour Party form a government with Ramsey MacDonald as Prime Minister.
Days of Hope – 1926 Britain’s workforce is idle as the General Strike takes hold.
Betrayed by Union Leaders The miners are Betrayed by Union Leaders during the General Strike.
Joins the Communist Party Ben is released from prison and joins the Communist Party. Philip Hargreaves is elected as a[…]
Coal lock-out in 1921 During the Coal lock-out in 1921, Ben’s army unit is redeployed from Ireland to police the[…]
First World War Ben Matthews enlists in the army and ends up serving in Ireland, where there is resistance to[…]