The llanelli riots of 1911 were a series of events precipitated by the national railway strike of 1911mass picketing action at llanelli railway station was brutally suppressed by the police resulting in the deaths of two men shot dead by troops of the worcestershire regimentrioting followed and magistrates homes were attacked and railway trucks were set on fire resulting in an explosion . 1911 railway riots august 19th 1911 the third day of the national railway strike there were 370 soldiers in llanelli who ensured that trains driven by blacklegs got through see also remembrance of a riot the story of the llanelli railway strike riots of 1911 by john edwards. Remembrance of a riot the story of the llanelli railway strike riots of 1911 by john edwards published by the llanelli civic society 242 pages paperback n5262peu13 this book provides a fascinating and detailed history of the llanelli riots of 1911 a series of events precipitated by the national railway strike of 1911. Troops camped near llanelli during the railway strike 1911 peoples collection wales the rail strike riots the rail strike was a coordinated effort not consigned to just llanelli workers across britain unhappy with being paid wages of gbp1 per week despite achingly long hours. The story of the llanelli riots on bbc wales phil carradice will be chatting with roy noble about the llanelli railway riots on tuesday 16 august from 2pm on bbc radio wales
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