The Commemorative Banner of the Great Strike 1984/85 Hucknall Colliery.
Banners of the Nottinghamshire Area of the NUM
The banner was presented to the Hucknall Branch on the 11th April 1987 at Nightingale Hall by Nottingham University Workplace Branch Labour Party and others to commemorate the suffering and struggle of the miners and their families in the Great Strike of 1984/5.
The driving spirits behind having the banner made were Professor Brian Towers and Pam Arksey. The artist was Paul Waplington who used oil on silk. The seamstress was Stephanie Reckord. The banner is 189 cm wide and 218 cm high.
Thanks to Ian Morrison for information.
Nottinghamshire NUM Ex & Retired Miners Association
The sale of this card helps fund the Nottinghamshire NUM Ex & Retired Miners Association. 1st Floor, Byron House, Commercial Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 1EE www.nottscoalminingmemories.org.uk firstname.lastname@example.org 01623 416895
Thanks to the Nottinghamshire Area of the National Union of Mineworkers for permission to photograph this banner. Image copyright.
Photography by Martin Shakeshaft
Photography, design and print by unionised labour.
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