Commemorating, and learning from, the Miners’ Strike: events in March

There’s a few events coming up in early March related to the great miners’ strike of 1984-85 and its legacy.

First off, in Wakefield on Saturday 4th March, there’s the annual With Banners Held High event, featuring various discussions of the miners’ legacy, along with more contemporary issues like “From Collective Bargaining to Zero Hours Contracts: The Legacy of Thatcherism” and “From Coal Not Dole to ‘I, Daniel Blake’”, and relevant music and art.

In Barnsley on Saturday 11th, there’s the annual commemoration for David Jones and Joe Green, the two miners who were killed on the picket line during the strike. And on Monday 13th there’s the Orgreave Truth & Justice Campaign noise demo at the Home Office in London, with transport available from Liverpool, Stoke, Newcastle, York, Barnsley, Sheffield, London and the South East area.

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