Fife miners' leader John Bird

Photo of man on horseback, with words 'Souvenir of the Great Strike 1926'

John Bird, Fife miners' leader, during the 'Great Strike', 1926. [NLS reference: Acc.4731]


Bird was one of the leading lights of the working-class movement in Scotland in the early 20th century.


This photo and other archival material featured in the 'Scottish people's working history' display display at the National Library of Scotland from 2 September to 31 October 2011.

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