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Pensioners demonstration, Tynwald, Douglas

Date(s): December 1972

Creator(s): Manx Press Pictures

Scope & Content: 'O.A.P.s Revolution at Government Office' written on the original envelope containing this negative.

Friday 8 December 1972, Isle of Man Examiner:

Protest March and Demo Planned

"A last-ditch bid will be made in Tynwald on Tuesday to get the £10 “Christmas bonus” paid to all old age pensioners in the Island. It is being made by Mrs Elspeth Quayle, M.H.K. for Castletown – and a member of the Board of Social Security – who will ask members to back an amendment she has tabled. This would have the effect of paying the £10 bonus “across the board” instead of just to those people in receipt of supplementary benefit.

And before members go into Tynwald to discuss the bonus they will be lobbied by Island trade unionists who plan a protest march and demonstration outside the Legislative Buildings in Douglas."

This Is Winter exhibition (House of Manannan, Peel, 5 October 2019-1 March 2020).

Language: eng

Collection: Photographic Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: PG/13633/1/1972/939/1


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