Banners of Branches of Yorkshire Area of the NUM (Set 1)
Ten greetings cards, with envelopes, using photographs of the front and the back of banners of Branches of the Yorkshire Area of the NUM in a presentation pack.
Each greetings card has three sides to enable both sides of the banner to be shown along with information about the banner and the branch.
The greeting cards are also available individually. (... and we are working on Set 2....)
GC185 Allerton Silkstone
GC186 Allerton Silkstone (currently on display at Leeds Civic Centre)
GC187 Wakefield Manor
GC188 Barnsley Area Road Transport
GC086 Kinsley Drift
GC088 Hatfield Main
GC159 Hatfield Main
GC158 Ferrymoor Riddings
GC106 Royston Drift
The banners were photographed, designed and printed by unionised labour. Martin Shakeshaft, John Harris / Report Digital, Kavita Graphics, Russell Press (now closed) and RAP Spiderweb. Where appropriate, Digital retouching by Adrian Hayes.
The carton designed and printed by unionised labour. Kavita Graphics and RAP Spiderweb.
Produced to support the National Justice for Mineworkers Campaign.
The Miners’ Strike of 1984/5
The Miners’ Strike of 1984/5 was in defence of the coal industry, to protect jobs and communities.
By the end of the strike in March 1985, 200 mineworkers served time in prison or custody, 20,000 people had been injured and 966 mineworkers had been sacked by the NCB. Two members of the National Union of Mineworkers were killed on picket lines; David Jones on the 15th March 1984 and Joe Green on the 15th June 1984. Three people died digging for coal during the winter.
National Justice for Mineworkers Campaign
The National Justice for Mineworkers Campaign was formed at the 1985 Labour Conference and was launched at the Albert Hall, London, in October 1986.
The objectives of the campaign are to keep the issue of those victimised miners to the forefront of the labour and trade union movement and to raise money to alleviate hardship among the families of the victimised men.
The 966 men were originally sacked for no more than honouring picket lines, defending their jobs and pit communities, their class and the future of their children. Only a small number had been dismissed for offences against the person or damage to property. Many miners subsequently cleared by the courts were not re-instated and neither were many more who successfully won their cases for unfair dismissal at Industrial Tribunals. Many were even blacklisted from getting any work outside the coal industry.
The Justice Campaign is supported by the NUM, Labour Party, TUC conferences and many national & regional unions.
National Justice for Mineworkers Campaign, 2 Hilden Street, Leigh WN7 4LG