‘An enormous sense of solidarity’: London and the 1984-5 Miners’ Strike

Soundings - ISSN 1362-6620
Volume 2018 Number 69

‘An enormous sense of solidarity’: London and the 1984-5 Miners’ Strike
David Featherstone, Diarmaid Kelliher, David Donovan, Terry Conway, Sally Davison, pages -
DOI: 10.3898/SOUN:69.06.2018

Abstract

In March 1984 over 150,000 miners walked out on strike against plans for widespread pit closures, in action supported by the National Union of Mineworkers. Alongside the dispute a large and diverse support movement developed, within Britain and internationally, which provided invaluable practical solidarity. Thousands of people collected food and money, joined picket lines and demonstrations, organised meetings, travelled to mining areas and hosted activists from the coalfields in their homes. The three personal testimonies brought together here, extracts from a recently produced booklet on London and the 1984-5 miners’ strike, give a powerful sense of the depth and diversity of that solidarity.

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David Featherstone, Diarmaid Kelliher, David Donovan, Terry Conway, Sally Davison (2018) ‘An enormous sense of solidarity’: London and the 1984-5 Miners’ Strike, Soundings, 2018(69), -

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