Women were essential to mining communities and an integral part of the industry – maintaining the offices, canteens and medical centres.
They also engaged in social activities and played a huge role in times of strife and hardship, including taking part in demonstrations about working conditions or pit closure proposals.
We are heading back to 1984 to the mass demonstration which took place in Nottinghamshire
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The protests in 1984 took place throughout the town.
Police officers patrolled to ensure the protests remained peaceful
3. All smiles
Not only were they miners’ wives, daughters and mothers, but they were an integral part of the industrial eco-system – maintaining the offices, canteens and medical centres.
4. Peaceful protests
The protests made their way through Nottinghamshire's streets.