History, being history generally happened some time ago. Every effort has made to get the dates right, but there may be errors. If you feel an error has been made, please let us know (and point us in the direction of any material which might shed light on the matter). Thanks.
This brief history only mentions significant dates and events and does not recognise the many struggles that were needed to achieve: overtime rates of pay; annual and public holidays; sick and bereavement leave; decent site accommodation; boot and clothing issues; supply of tea, milk, sugar, etc; the many penalty payments we enjoy today; and the many other issues that were fought for and won over the years.
Use the buttons to the right to select a 50-year period.