Does anyone remember the 1960 Seamens Strike???
I have just found my National Seamans Reform Movement members contribution book.
It was lead by Paddy Neary, during the strike Cunard put a High Court Injunction on him, If he made a speech he would go to gaol.
We had the meeting on the bomb site next to the old Sailors Home and Pool. As soon as Paddy got up to speak the Police turned up and threw Paddy into the van and down to the Bridewell. He got six months in gaol. afterwards Paddy went to live in Belfast and eventually died, Barney Flynn ran a Communist training school and my mate Pete Barlow`s Mother ran a Canny House near Tate and Lylles, I think it was on Vauxhall Road, and she fed me for free when I was sleeping in the doorway of St James Church. Pete died not long after. still young. I was out of work for nearly five months after being thrown off the Pool.
Hard to believe it was Fity years ago this summer.