Wexford Lockout

A photograph of the Wexford Lockout commemorative plaque, which can be found at the band stand in St. Peter's Square. This plaque was erected by Mayor Cllr. David Hynes back on the 12th of June, 2005.

Wexford Lockout

It reads:
Wexford Lockout 1911. In 1911, the foundry workers of Wexford were locked out of work because they wanted to join a trade union of their choice. Families lived on charity. Many men were forced to leave their native town to get work. Some returned later. Some never did. The solidarity of the common people saw them through. Town and country united to assist them. Workers from all parts of Ireland gave support, as did those from Great Britain. This plaque acknowledges that assistance and remembers our Wexford families of 1911. N.R.

This photo was taken in January of 2015.

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