The banner of the Yorkshire Area of the NUM
The banner was made in early 2014 by Chippenham Designs, painted in acrylic paint on polycotton fabric and is 200 cm wide and 245 cm high. The front depicts some key features of the history and culture of the union. The rear shows the Miners’ Offices at Barnsley and the Memorial with the inscription “In memory of those who have lost their lives in supporting their union in times of struggle”.
It was designed by Chris Skidmore (Yorkshire Area Chairman) with advice from George Robson (Durham Miners Association), Keith Hartshorne (Yorkshire Area Vice Chairman) and Chris Kitchen (General Secretary, National Union of Mineworkers).
It was first used on 28th June 2014 in Barnsley at the reunion for the 30th anniversary of the Miners’ Strike. It is stored at the Miners’ Offices in Barnsley. There does not appear to have been an earlier banner.
Thanks to Ian Oxley (ex-Frickley NUM) for assistance and Chris Skidmore (Chairman, Yorkshire Area) and Jane Murphy (Chippenham Designs) for information.
Thanks to the Yorkshire Area of the National Union of Mineworkers for permission to photograph and reproduce this banner. Image copyright NUM.
If you have any information about this or any other banner please tell the NUM or Past Pixels.
A minimum of 10p of the purchase price of this card is donated to the NJMC.
Photography by Martin Shakeshaft.
Photography, design and print by unionised labour.
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