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General papers, 1983-10 - 1984-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 15/2/1

Scope and Contents

Includes: briefings for meetings with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM); press statements; report of meeting between representatives of the National Executive Committee and the NUM; background papers; correspondence with individuals including Hugh Montefiore, Bishop of Birmingham and John Reid [political advisor to NK]; extracts from Hansard; copies of correspondence between Arthur Scargill, President of the NUM and the BBC and ITN News, on reporting of the strike; declaration by Welsh Labour MPs in support of the miners; briefing for a meeting with Stanley Orme [energy spokesman] and Ian MacGregor [Chairman of the National Coal Board]; campaign pack of NUM briefing booklets; transcripts of interviews, including David Howell [former Secretary of State for Energy] on World at One, NK on 60 Minutes and Weekend World programmes on the strike generally and also a live interview with Scargill; extract from a speech by Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister, at the Welsh Conservative Party Conference; NUM paper on the future of coal; draft letter to Thatcher on social security benefits for miners’ families; texts of speeches by NK.


  • 1983-10 - 1984-12

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.


2 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 214

Finding aid date

2010-04-01 10:58:19+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087

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