Video: Miners’ vigil coincides with Thatchers’ funeral

AS thousands gathered on the streets of Central London and inside St Paul’s Cathedral to mark the passing of Baroness Margaret Thatcher today Ollerton miners remembered her for different reasons.

Colin Dixon is pictured here during a roadside vigil for the town’s pit - closed along with so many others during the Iron Lady’s reign in the 1980s.

Former Ollerton miners and supporters attend a vigil to coincide with the funeral of Baroness Thatcher.'Colin Dixon with his placard.

Former Ollerton miners and supporters attend a vigil to coincide with the funeral of Baroness Thatcher.'Colin Dixon with his placard.

Many in Nottinghamshire blame the Tory ex-prime minister for sowing seeds of division between families during the mining strikes.