1984 miners strike

Orgreave: Reliving a crucial battle of the working class

Joy Macready reviews The Battle of Orgreave (2002) IN 2001, Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller orchestrated a re-enactment of the Battle of Orgreave, one of the most violent confrontations of the Great Miners’ Strike. More than 800 people took part, many of them former miners, reliving events that they themselves took part in. The […]

Workers Power  ·  16 March 2012

Obituary: Betty Heathfield (1927–2006)

Betty Heathfield, who died aged 78, will be chiefly remembered for the work she did to organise the miners’ wives movement during the Great Miners’ Strike of 1984-85. As chair of Women Against Pit Closures (WAPC), she helped pull together a mass movement of women, essential to raising money and food for the besieged mining […]

Workers Power  ·  24 March 2006

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