100 Years Ago – 26 May 1920

26 May 1920

A strike continued at North Wall in Dublin, where all transport was brought to a stop when dock gangs and railwaymen stopped handling what they considered to be munitions. After discussions with the Railway Company representatives, it was agreed that work would again continue at the docks.

Richard Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane, said at a speech in Bristol that it was important that adult education was made available, to reduce the class bitterness which currently existed. Haldane had been important in the establishment of the London School of Economics at the end of the nineteenth century, and he supported the idea of universities being engaged with the teaching of adults.