In March 1984 over 150,000 British coal miners went on strike to protest against plans for widespread closures in the industry. The strike, ultimately unsuccessful, lasted a year and was one of the most significant industrial disputes in British history. Alongside the industrial struggle emerged a large and diverse social movement to help sustain the miners and their communities.
To commemorate this event the TUC Library Collections and London Metropolitan University have produced a new exhibition entitled Solidarity and the 1984-85 Miners Strike.
The exhibition will be open to the public at London Metropolitan University, Wash Houses, E1 7TP from Monday 23rd November – Thursday 26th November 2015.
- Monday 10am – 4pm
- Tuesday 10am – 7pm
- Wednesday 10am – 7pm
- Thursday 10am – 5pm
Entrance is free and via Goulston Street reception, London Metropolitan University, Aldgate Campus, London E1 7TP. Nearest tube station Aldgate/Aldgate East. How to find the venue
For further information on the exhibition, email firstname.lastname@example.org