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Description

The UK miners' strike of the mid 1980s was in support of better pay and to protest about pit closures. The action was led by Arthur Scargill, president of the National Union of Mineworkers, and people who supported him travelled the country protesting. The strike was called off in 1985 when half of the workers returned to work.
Primary History
This clip is from:
Primary History, The Thatcher Years
First broadcast:
22 May 2007

Classroom Ideas

Children could role-play, first as a miner on strike and then as a miner at work. How do the two views compare?

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