100 Years Ago – 10 April 1921

10 April 1921

Recruiting started for the Citizen’s Defence Force, an organisation planned to help ensure that food supplies would be maintained in the event of a national strike.

Mr DL Llewellyn, a director of the Glamorgan Colliery, said that due to the strike of miners that the Gorllwyn Colliery had flooded and it might not be possible to re-open it. He added that the colliery had been looted and large volumes of coal had been stolen.

The Archbishop of Canterbury spoke to the nation given the concerns over the strike situation, calling for common prayer and saying that “this moment in our national life is almost without parallel”.