100 Years Ago – 18 December 1920

18 December 1920

The Borough of Bermondsey warned that it was in danger of becoming bankrupt, with the number of unemployed in the area rising from 10,000 to 12,000 in just three months. The borough said that it needed financial help from the Government and wanted to continue with road repairing projects which were employing large numbers of men.

The Government confirmed that all cable messages leaving Great Britain were being censored in a bid to limit Sinn Fein activities in Ireland and Bolshevik activities in Russia.

The English Railway Stockholders’ Protection Society held its annual meeting at Central Hall, in Westminster. It criticised the Government’s policy on the railways, adding that there was a risk of nationalisation without compensation.