SuperStock Stock Photography, Women during the miners’ strike, Fitzwilliam, Yorkshire, June 1984
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In 1984 Martin Shakeshaft spent 12 months photographing the Miners' Strike in the UK. The dispute started when the Conservative government, led by Margaret Thatcher, announced the closure of Cortonwood Colliery in Yorkshire. This was to be the first of 20 pit closures with the loss of 20,000 jobs. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) responded by calling for a national strike.
Miners' Trade Union Banners
Burradon Primary School is home to a Northumberland miner's banner. It is one of only about twenty still in existence from the days when the British coalfield was still thriving. Most of the existing banners have been deposited with the Woodhorn Museum near Ashington and most of these were created after 1947. Richard Fynes in his 1873 book "The Miners of Northumberland and Durham" referred to banner having been unfurled at a demonstration associated with the 1833 miner's strike. The banners…
Blogs | Salute the miners' strike for jobs
A World to Win | Blogs | Salute the miners' strike for jobs Summary of the miners strike. Be careful about representation, this is definitely one of those!
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An update on the mobile website of BBC News wrongly stated that the former Prime Minister had been killed by a form of industrial action.
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