Donovan Slacks

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Donovan Slacks was the leader of a militant fishermen's uprising in 1920s Britain following the attempted introduction by Stanley Baldwin's government of a levy to control numbers of vessels and fishing merchants.

Military aid to the civil power was employed to quell the unrest, with several violent clashes over a two-week period in 1928. Although figures are disputed, some sources claim up to ten fishermen were killed when the uprising was put down.

A film was made of the story of Donovan Slacks filmed in and around Broadstairs in Kent, England in 2005.[1] This film starred Ashley Penrose, Lisa Payne, Frank Tucker and Jamie Sheehy. It was written and directed by Kivmars Bowling and released in 2007.


  1. ^ "Official Movie Site". Donovan Slacks. Retrieved 2013-12-23. 

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