The History of Leith

January 27, 2006

Rent Strike 1915

Although the picture above was taken at a demonstration in Glasgow exactly the same thing happened in Leith during the First World War. While husbands were fighting in France Landlords started to demand higher and higher rents due to some workers in munition factories being paid a higher wage. One unfortunate Landlord in Leith was tarred and fathered and thrown out of the Town.

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