Have Mining Communities Recovered From Pit Cosures?

  It is twenty years since the miners’ strike of 1984-5 took place and the subsequent closure of collieries has had an effect upon many coal mining communities. These closures took place over a relatively short period in the history of coalmining in this country, and it was forecast at the time of the strike that job losses and the effect upon mining communities would be devastating. The subsequent closure programme was much more severe than could be predicted at that time writes Anne Suddick from Women Against Pit Closures.

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