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The Coalfield and the City

Despite being considered divorced from the coalfield communities in every imaginable way, the wave of enthusiasm shown for the miners’ struggle by London’s diverse workforces and communities proved to be a decisive form of support.

Thw Welsh contingent of miner's wives and their supporters cross Westminster Bridge during a protest march enroute to a rally at Burgess Park, London. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)

A possible week in London in 1984: first thing on Monday morning on your way to work, you are greeted at your local tube station by a group of miners collecting donations for the coalfields. When you arrive in the office, your union rep is doing the rounds signing people up for a regular levy […]

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