Exhibition launch: Solidarity and the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike


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 tuclib@londonmet.ac.uk

An example of one of the exhibition panels – LGBT support for the strike


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