Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Paddington Station Colour Bar 1961

South Paddington Labour Party requested Dr Beeching ,the Chairman of British Rail Board to investigate immediately into employment of coloured workers at Paddington Station, London.

This followed a statement by British Rail Western Region Staff officer to the press where he was quoted as stating...

"All things being equal, we prefer taking on white people....they are preferred to coloured people for reasons of intelligence and education"

Daily Worker 20 June 1961