100 Years Ago – 22 June 1921

22 June 1921

The King and Queen left for Holyhead to board the Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert en route to formally open the new Parliament in Northern Ireland. It was confirmed that the police and military were taking extensive precautions to prevent any disruptions.

Frank Hodges, the General Secretary of the Miners’ Federation, spoke at the Labour Party conference in Brighton to say that the dispute with coal miners must be brought to an end to prevent their suffering.

The Government confirmed that more troops would be sent to Ireland, in addition to the extra battalions which had already been sent over during the previous week.