The 1984/5 Miners’ Strike pitted the National Union of Mineworkers against Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government in a struggle for the future of Britain. The story of the strike has often been told from the perspective of men, but the women of the coalfields also played a vital part in making history during this year of struggle.
This special exhibition runs from February 2020 until January 2021. In it, you can also watch a video of South Yorkshire women discussing the strike, see posters from the time, and photos of women and communities in the strike.
National Coal Mining Museum for England, Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield, WF4 4RH
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