MEMBERS of the National Union of Public Employees (NUPE) marched in Cornmarket Street, Oxford, in June 1974.

The group were on their way to a protest rally in St Giles.

The Oxford Mail reported: "The Fair Mile Hospital at Cholsey faces a three-hour strike by most of its nursing staff this afternoon, the strongest industrial action taken locally in support of the nurses' national pay claim.

"More than 240 nurses, members of the Confederation of Health Service Employees, will strike between noon and 3pm.

"They will gather in the front hall and march outside at the stroke of 12, says their branch secretary, Mr Pat O'Brien."