100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 6 June 1924

6 JUNE 1924

The threat of an immediate national railway stoppage was removed by the decision of the Locomotive Society to take a ballot of their members in the event of the companies’ reply to their demands being regarded as unfavourable. The unofficial strike of railway shopmen on the London tubes and GWR system was though developing.

Captain RC Bourne won the Oxford City Parliamentary by-election for the Unionists by a majority of 1,842 over Commander CB Fry, the Liberal candidate.

Ramsay MacDonald, the Prime Minister, announced in the House of Commons that Mr Justice Feetham, a member of the Supreme Court of South Africa, had agreed to act at Chairman of the Irish Boundary Commission.