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.
The Miner's strike in the town of my birth
Miners Strike 1984-1985 poster
Thatcher's Stormtroopers, Miner's Strike 84/85
UK Indymedia - "We are women, we are strong" - Miners Strike 20th Anniversary Events
Miner's Strike - Soup Kitchen - Kellingley - 1984
the miners strike
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.