There were more miners strikes in the early 80s due to a mass closure of pits, I remember the passion and resentment of the miners as they battled  to keep their jobs. This is a poem written by a miners wife.

There were more miners strikes in the early 80s due to a mass closure of pits, I remember the passion and resentment of the miners as they battled to keep their jobs. This is a poem written by a miners wife.

UK Indymedia - "We are women, we are strong" - Miners Strike 20th Anniversary Events

UK Indymedia - "We are women, we are strong" - Miners Strike 20th Anniversary Events

The wives of Newstead miners march during the miners' strike in 1984

The wives of Newstead miners march during the miners' strike in 1984

Miners cheer Arthur Scargill as he announces the NUM executive decision to make the strike official on April 12 1984 England.

Miners cheer Arthur Scargill as he announces the NUM executive decision to make the strike official on April 12 1984 England.

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