Dispute – Letter to Public

January 1879

Mexborough and Swinton Times January 17

Denaby Main.

As stated in our last issue workers been resumed at this colliery with extraordinary vigour.

Since the recommencement the workmen have issued the following circular in acknowledgement for the support which they have received during the past months they have been on strike.

Another check weighman, has been appointed in Marshland´s place whose name is Dixon.

South Yorkshire Miners Association.

Denaby Main Lodge.

To the members of the lodgers and public generally .

Fellow Workmen and Friends,

We regret we have to inform you that our dispute has come to an end by surrendering 5% reduction and losing our check weighman.

On Monday, January 6, 1879, our Council decided for us to take the course name, which was against our will, but the Council having taken away the little support they were giving us we were obliged to submit.

We thank you sincerely for the liberal support you rendered us while protesting against a reduction of wages, also fighting the battle of “might against right on” in which we have fallen victim.

Should youat any time be under trying circumstances and requiring assistance, we shall take it as a pleasure ofours as a duty to render all the sympathy and support in our power.

Again thanking you for your assistance, we beg to remain, yours respectfully,

The Workmen of the Denaby Main Colliery