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Worksop: Share your mining memories with us

Miners Strike 28th  April 1984 Miners and supporters march through Worksop. Manton branch.

Miners Strike 28th April 1984 Miners and supporters march through Worksop. Manton branch.

Next month marks 20 years since Manton Colliery closed, with the loss of hundreds of jobs across Worksop.

Next month marks 20 years since Manton Colliery closed, with the loss of hundreds of jobs across Worksop.

To mark the anniversary, as well as 30 years since the miners’ strike, the Worksop Guardian will feature special coverage in the paper and online.

We really want to hear from you. What are your memories of the mining years? How have you seen the area change since the pits closed?

Perhaps you are a former miner, or come from a family which was shaped by the industry - tell us your stories of what the community was like back then, and help us describe a day in a pitman’s boots.

Strong emotions still run through Worksop to this day based on the decisions people made during the 1984 strike.

Which side of the picket line were you on during the 1984 strike, and why? Was it political or personal?

Maybe you were shunned or subjected to abuse or violence because of your beliefs.

Did you march with banners or scuffle with police? We want to hear your stories.

You might even think Worksop was made stronger because of the hardships suffered after the collieries closed. Whatever your opinion, get in touch. And don’t forget your photos. They can speak a thousand words. So bring yours in for us to see and share.

To get in touch, write to Worksop Guardian, 21-27 Ryton Street, Worksop S80 2AY. Alternatively you can call our newsdesk on 01909 500500, or email us at newsroom@worksop-guardian.co.uk

 

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