Wednesday, 11 November 2009

The Working Class Movement Library marks the 25 anniversary of the Miners Strike 1984-1985

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The Working Class Movement Library marks the 25 anniversary of the Miners
Strike 1984-1985

The Working Class Movement Library will be holding a meeting to mark the 25th anniversary of the Miners Strike 1984-1985.

On Saturday 21 November at 2.30pm speakers Granville Williams, editor of Shafted; the Media,the Miners' Strike and the Aftermath (2009) and Paul Kelly (Ex-Agecroft Miner) will look back at the personal, political and economic effects of the strike.

The strike was one of the largest and most significant industrial disputes of the 20th Century. The role of women in the strike enabled the strike to last longer than any national strike in British history.Throughout the country people decided what side they were on and diverse groups rallied to support the miners.

Shafted;the Media,the Miners'Strike and the Aftermath was edited by Granville Williams and published by the Campaign for the Press and Broadcasting Freedom earlier this year The contributors reflect on topics such as the press and TV coverage of the strike, documentaries about the strike, the role of the security services and the role of women during the strike,

Bernadette Hyland of the WCML said "We meet on the 21 November to remember how much we gained from the strike, not just how much we have lost in terms of our trade union and human rights. Please join us and bring with you your remembrances, both good and bad, of that traumatic year. We also hope that young people will come along to find out more about this historic event."

The meeting will take place in the Working Class Movement Library, 51 Crescent Salford M5 4WX, Tel :0161-736-3601. email;

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Bernadette Hyland : 01457-838885.
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