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The story of the 1920s dead cat striker

by | 26th, June 2016

In the 1920s, staff at the Anchor Brewery, the home of , in Norwich, Norfolk, went on strike. When a dead cat was found in a vessel of beer and a worker blamed for the mishap and sacked, the staff walked out.


Bullards dead cat strike


Victor Crowe, 90, whose father can be seen in the photo above  – that’s him in the flat cap with the patch over one eye –  says: “I remember him telling me about the walk-out. This resulted in the worker being reinstated. Cats were part of the workforce. They were brewery cats to kill the rats trying to get into the sacks containing the malt.”

Brewing ended at the Anchor Brewery in 1966.

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