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Miners' strike, 1974 - 1990

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 15/2

Scope and Contents

Includes: background papers; meetings, negotiations and correspondence with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the National Coal Board (NCB), particularly with Arthur Scargill, President of the NUM, and Ian MacGregor, Chairman of NCB; speeches, statements and press releases from both sides of the dispute and the Labour Party; papers relating to the effect of the strike in Wales, particularly in NK's Islwyn constituency, the Llanwern Steelworks, and on the closure of St John's colliery, Maesteg; papers on rallies and miners' support groups; papers on media coverage of the strike; drafts of the Labour pamphlet "The Case for Coal"; press-cuttings; papers from the Coalfield Communities campaign.


  • Creation: 1974 - 1990


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


10 archive box(es)

Language of Materials


Date information

DateText: The majority of files date from 1984-85.

Finding aid date

2009-08-05 16:51:51.290000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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