100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 27 April 1923

27 APRIL 1923

The media reported on the marriage of the Duke of York and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon at Westminster Abbey. It was announced that the King had bestowed upon the Duchess the dignity of becoming a Princess.

The shipbuilding dispute continued with boilermakers locked out of the docks, but the joiners and plumbers had agreed to return to work.

A meeting took place between the Miners’ Federation and the coalmine owners, with the operators of the mines stating they couldn’t afford any pay increase.