Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Morpeth COHSE 1972

Picture of Morpeth Branches of COHSE the health care union. Ancillary Demonstration 13 December 1972 against the imposed Wage Freeze. The march was covered by the local media  and BBC TV.

The branch stated that this was the first march held in Morpeth since National Strike in 1931 (Think they are referring to General strike of 1926 ?)

No 1 Region Northern COHSE Region
Andy Vanbeck - Regional secretary
J. Grey - Asst Regional Secretary
Townsville House
274 Heaton Road

Tom Walton
Tom Walton (Bishop Auckland)  National Executive Committee Member for Northern Region (March 1948-1968) died 13th December 1972 at the age of 63. Officer at the Department of Social security he retired in 1968 having started employment in 1926 as a junior clerk in the Education Department at Bishop Auckland. In 1930 transferred to Juvenile Employment Bureau and progressed through the ranks until he retired