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Audrey Wise (née Brown)
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35mm colour slide, 25 August 1978
- Audrey Wise (née Brown) (1932-2000), Trade unionist and politician; MP for Coventry South West and Preston. Sitter in 9 portraits.
The country is brought to a virtual standstill as workers in the private and public sector strike over the government's decision to restrict wage increases. As more workers joined the strikes rubbish piled up in the streets, patrol stations ran short, and storage space had to be hired for unburied coffins. The period became known as the 'winter of discontent'.
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