How To Support Us

Our committee is a group of trade unionists who have come together to campaign to overturn the miscarriage of justice that took place at Shrewsbury Crown Court in 1973 and 1974. We do so on a voluntary basis. All the funds that we raise go towards the legal challenge through the CCRC.

We ask trade unions and other labour movement bodies, as well as individuals, to support our campaign. You can support us in the following ways:


Following our great success in the Court of Appeal on 23 March 2021 we are no longer seeking affiliations from national trade unions, local branches, trades councils or CLPs. We would like to thank you for the support that you have given to the Campaign over the years. Further information about the future of the Campaign will be sent out to all affiliates.

Eileen Turnbull. Harry Chadwick
Researcher and Secretary Chairperson

Speaker requests

Our committee can provide speakers to address trade union branch meetings, trades councils, supporters groups etc..

We can show a short DVD demonstrating the dreadful working conditions on building sites in the period leading up to the national strike in 1972. Our speakers outline the events after the strike ended, from when the pickets were first arrested two months later to the time when they were charged with various offences three months after that. We also review the various trials at Mold and Shrewsbury Crown Courts.

This is an important episode in the history of the labour movement that has many lessons for trade unionists today. It demonstrates how the state can isolate and victimise a section of workers to make an example of them.

A full update will be given about the progress of the application to the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

To book a speaker please contact us.


We have produced various items to raise awareness about the campaign and funds for the legal challenge. Click here to download an order form, or pay with PayPal. All prices are for UK and Ireland.  For other countries, price on application.

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The Shrewsbury Three – Jim Arnison. £4 including postage & packaging.

This is the second historic work about the Shrewsbury trials that the Campaign has republished, the first being Des Warren’s book. It reprints the original 1974 edition and has a new Introduction by the Campaign’s researcher, Eileen Turnbull. Jim Arnison was a journalist on the Morning Star and attended every day of the 12-week trial at Shrewsbury Crown Court. His booklet explains the background to the 1972 building workers’ strike, the effective use of flying pickets and gives his eyewitness account of the conspiracy trial between October and December 1973.

The Shrewsbury Three Cover

The Shrewsbury Three:

The Key To My Cell – Des Warren. £4 including postage & packaging.

First published in 1982, this is Des Warren’s account of the 1972 building workers’ strike and the picketing in North Wales and Shropshire. It was republished by the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign in 2007. Des Warren describes the prosecution of himself and his fellow trade unionists for alleged picketing offences including conspiracy, affray and unlawful assembly, which led to him being imprisoned for three years.

Key To My Cell Cover

The Key To My Cell: