Old School Milton Keynes: The Living Archive

McCorquodale women went on strike in 1915
McCorquodale women went on strike in 1915

In celebration of International Women’s Day this week, here are some of the incredible women of Wolverton.

In 1915, workers at McCorquodale printing works went on strike for more than 2 weeks over pay for women.

They eventually succeeded in securing a 7.5% increase in their weekly earnings as ‘war wages’.

From the Living Archive collection: www.livingarchive.org.uk