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Found this. Thought it was amusing:biggrin:

Weekly Despatch June 24 1917

"More Beer - Or We Down Tools"

Threat by thirsty harvest workers in Essex.

The farm labourers employed on hay harvest at Stisted, near Braintree, Essex, met yesterday at the village public-house and decided that unless the supply of beer was increased next week they would stop work. The inn has only had beer three days this week, and this the thirsty harvest men strongly resent.

Their leader, a hearty old farm labourer approaching 70 years, said: "The bread is so poor now there is no support in it for such work as harvesting, so we simply must have beer, and good beer at that - not the thin stuff ordered in some places. The Stisted labourers have decided if we don’t get the beer we down tools next week."

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