Thousands turned up for the protests
Thousands turned up for the protests

Ten nostalgic pictures of the Mansfield miners wives demonstrations of 1984

Mansfield and Ashfield have a proud mining heritage, and the strikes and protests of the eighties were a huge story at the time.

Friday, 30th July 2021, 4:26 pm

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

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

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