Evidence record card

Date: 1906
Old forms of working-class action - "White shirting".

‘White shirting’ processions (often associated with women) were witnessed in a number of coalfield communities. In these processions, blackleg or non-unionist miners were forced to wear a white shirt before being frog-marched through the streets, or paraded in a wheelbarrow. This happened in Maesteg in 1906, where a crowd of women prepared white shirts and buckets of whitewash for the men who had broken a strike by going to work.