Miners' Strike badges

Contributed by Big Pit National Coal Museum

Miners' Strike badges

These National Union of Mineworkers and Miners' Support Group badges were collected by George Bargolowski of Point of Ayr Colliery, during the 1984-5 Miners' Strike. Welsh miners took a leading role in UK wide disputes during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Thousands of these badges were produced during the strike, by striking NUM lodges and their associated support groups, to raise funds for striking miners and their families. They have now become a popular collectors' item.

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