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History Of The Miners' Strike 1984-85

The Miners' strike divided political opinion and local communities. It was a battle of ideas which split the nation.

The following links give context to the strike of 1984 from news sources and a variety of view points

BBC On This Day 12th March 1984

BBC Have Your Say

BBC Miner's Strike Topic Page

Find out what the politicians and union leaders had to say in "Head to Head" with Lord Peter Walker, then Conservative Energy Secretary and Kim Howells, then NUM Official for South Wales.

Head To Head: The Miners' Strike

Conservative government view on the 20th anniversary of the Miners' Strike

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