May 1 - In the former Soviet Union, 1 May was International Workers' Day and was celebrated with huge parades in cities like Moscow. Though the celebrations are low-key nowadays, several groups march on that day to protest grievances the workers have
What other jobs could be carried out in a steampunk world of workhouses...? "Workhouse inmates were given a variety of work to perform, much of which was involved in running the workhouse. The women mostly did domestic jobs such as cleaning, or helping in the kitchen or laundry. Some workhouses had workshops for sewing, spinning and weaving or other local trades. Others had their own vegetable gardens where the inmates worked to provide food for the workhouse."
Miners Strike: When the gay community stood up for the miners
Miners Strike: When the gay community stood up for the miners. Pride, a movie about the unlikely miners' strike link up between London based gays & lesbians is now celebrated in film.The activists saw the miners as another group who were seemingly being ostracised by society, particularly after Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher labelled the strikers “the enemy within''