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CLIP 7592

A wife's perspective on the miners’ strike

A wife's perspective on the miners’ strike

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Key Info
  • A wife's perspective on the miners’ strike
  • Duration: 02:38
  • Women are seen taking part in a picket in 1984 and then a reunion in 2009. One miner's wife, Anne Richards, from Castleford, then gives her recollections and opinions on the Miners' Strike. She discusses the role of the media in portraying the strike as a 'war'. She then goes on to criticise the Thatcher government. Her recollections are completed with an overview of the activities of the miners’ wives. This clip was pubished as part of BBC News Online in March 2009. Please note this clip is only available in flash.
  • Subject:



    Industrial Relations from 1800s

  • Keywords: Miners' Strike, women, Anne Richards, Margaret Thatcher, Arthur Scargill, Castleford
Ideas for use in class
  • To answer question, 'What role did women play in the Miners' Strike?' Used as a source along with news clippings, news reports or quotes from key figures. This could focus on either the role of the media (did they portray the Miners' Strike as a 'war'?) or criticisms of the government. Used in Castleford as part of a local history study.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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