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Release of the 'Pentonville Five', 1973

During the 1972 dock strike, five dockers - Bernie Steer, Vic Turner, Derek Watkins, Cornelius Clancy and Anthony Merrick - all shop stewards of the Transport and General Workers' Union, were arrested on the picket line, committed for contempt and put in Pentonville Prison. Thousands of workers in the docks, printing and other industries struck in protest and the TUC called a one day national stoppage for Monday, 31 July. Following the intervention of the Official Solicitor, the men were released on 26 July and this photo shows Bernie Steer addressing the crowds outside the prison.

Title Release of the 'Pentonville Five', 1972
Maker Trades Union Congress
Production Date 1972
Format Photograph
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Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
Related Objects Picket notice at Chobham Farm Depot, 1972
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