18 great retro photos of mining marches.
18 great retro photos of mining marches.

18 retro pictures from Mansfield's pit closure marches of 1992

Mansfield and Ashfield have a proud mining heritage and when shock plans emerged to close more of our area’s pits it led to thousands of people taking to the streets to protest against the devastating closure programme.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 12:56 pm

Check out this gallery of pictures from the marches in 1992 – including one of a huge petition signed by thousands – being presented at Downing Street by former Chad editor Jeremy Plews.

Have a look through and see if you can spot any familiar faces.

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