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Waiters, chefs and kitchen hands at Londons Savoy hotel went on strike early today Featured London Life Print

Waiters, chefs and kitchen hands at Londons Savoy hotel went on strike early today

Waiters, chefs and kitchen hands at London's Savoy hotel went on strike early today, it was decided that tables were to be left bare and underserviced in the private suites, restaurant and Grill room. Tickets has been detailed to guard every staff door and the taxi driver in entrance to warn the catering staff of the strike. The strikers are members of the London catering branch of the general and municipal workers union who claimed that 500 of the total staff of 800 are now in the union. The strike committee said "we have been forced to take this action after every other avenue of approach has been closed by the management."
Picture shows: Mrs Kaufmann, wife of a chef at the Savoy hotel, picketing outside the building this morning.
8 October 1946

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St Pauls Cathedral dominates the view of the area north of Cannon Street (left) Rebuilding Featured London Life Print

St Pauls Cathedral dominates the view of the area north of Cannon Street (left) Rebuilding

St Pauls Cathedral dominates the view of the area north of Cannon Street (left) Rebuilding is now well underway on sites bombed during the blitz. In the immediate foreground will be "Watling House" (A block of offices) and behind on the left more offices (Gateway House). Running from right foreground to St Pauls is Watling Street. On the right of this can be seen steelwork for new offices of the Bank of England 18th July 1954

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Ex paratrooper Donald Cook, 38 year old aircraft inspector and secretary of the St Featured London Life Print

Ex paratrooper Donald Cook, 38 year old aircraft inspector and secretary of the St

Ex paratrooper Donald Cook, 38 year old aircraft inspector and secretary of the St. Pancras United Tenants Association, talks to his 36 year old wife Edith through a barricade of barbed wire and two upturned old pianos at their top floor flat at Kennistoun House, a block of St. Pancras Council flats in Leighton Road, Kentish Town, London. An eviction notice served on Mr. Cook expires at midnight and he says he is prepared if necessary for a three year siege. A rocket will be fired as a signal that the bailiffs have arrived Mr. Cook, father of four children, said that he owes about ?56 in rent on his two-bedroomed foat, which originally cost him 28s. a week. There was a 10s. increase in January and another of 12s. 6d. last month. He and other tenants had been told they could expect another next January, and by then the rent would be 56s. He had refused to pay. - Photo taken 28th August 1960.
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