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‘Fill a bag and feed a family’: the miners’ strike and its supporters

Maroula Joannou

in Labour and the Left in the 1980s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526106438
eISBN:
9781526120939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526106438.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The 1984-5 Miners’ Strike drew upon an exceedingly broad basis of support from representatives of the churches and trade unions to environmentalists, feminists, students, anti-nuclear campaigners, ... More


Networks of solidarity: The London left and the 1984–85 miners’ strike

Diarmaid Kelliher

in Waiting for the Revolution: The British Far Left from 1956

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526113658
eISBN:
9781526132451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113658.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Alongside the 1984-5 British miners’ strike developed a large and diverse support campaign. This chapter focuses on the role of London’s radical left in that movement, emphasising how activists ... More


Festivals

Simon Featherstone

in Englishness: Twentieth-Century Popular Culture and the Forming of English Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623655
eISBN:
9780748651764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623655.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses two state-sponsored interventions in national identity, namely the Millennium Experience and the Festival of Britain. These events show the challenges in managing a public list ... More


Collieries, Communities and the Miners' Strike in Scotland, 1984-85

Jim Phillips

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780719086328
eISBN:
9781781704691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086328.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This is a major re-evaluation of the 1984-5 Miners’ Strike, which was a central event in Britain's recent economic, industrial and political history, and the first book to show the pivotal and ... More


Making the Peace: Public Order and Public Security in Modern Britain

Charles Townshend

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229780
eISBN:
9780191678929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229780.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In recent years, such episodes as the death of Blair Peach, the Miners' Strike, the Scarman Report, and the Ponting and Stalker affairs have raised serious doubts as to whether the ‘British trick’ of ... More


Imagining post-industrial Britain: , the miners’ strike plays,

David Forrest and Sue Vice

in Barry Hines: Kes, Threads and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784992620
eISBN:
9781526132208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992620.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores Hines’s conception of Britain after the miners’ strike, and the difficulty he experienced in fictionalising those divisive events. While his 1994 novel The Heart of It is a ... More


v.’ Revisited: Harrison, Rimbaud and the French Radical Tradition

Christine Regan

in New Light on Tony Harrison

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266519
eISBN:
9780191884238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266519.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In v. ‘Tony Harrison’ explains his essential identity as an unlikely union of high cultural poet and dispossessed vandal, an idiosyncratic loner who finds his ghostly twin in a nineteenth-century ... More


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