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William Broadhead (1815 - 1879), trade unionist and Secretary of Saw Grinders Union

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Title:William Broadhead (1815 - 1879), trade unionist and Secretary of Saw Grinders Union
Location:Sheffield
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Photographer:Tulley, Photo
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Under his leadership the Saw Grinders Union grew in power, and disrupted the work of non-union members. Broadhead was never personally involved in the intimidation - which became known as the Sheffield Outrages - and although he ultimately confessed to ordering a murder (of a man called Linley) and other crimes he was never convicted of any criminal offences.

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