Nearly 100 years ago Clay workers in Cornwall went on strike for better pay struckSo strong was their uprising that the dispute overwhelmed the local police force and officers from Wales – who were familiar with picket lines – had to be drafted into the county to cope.
It was prompted after china clay firm Carne Stents, Trewoon, went back on a promise to pay wages fortnightly instead of every month.
Plans to commemorate the milestone next year have already begun between trade unionists, historians and interested individuals at Wheal Martyn, Carthew.
Mr Costley said they hope to work with local schools, unions, employers and councils to tell the story of the strike.
"There must be people who heard stories from grandparents about the impact of the dispute."