Miners’ Strike 30th anniversary

On the 30th anniversary of the end of the miners strike, we were lucky to be able to have one John Harris, of the photographic documenters of the strike to give a presentation of his work in a projector show.


  Organised by WB&DTUC

Thursday 19th March 2015  @Civic Centre, Wolverhampton

John Harris spent almost a year photographing the miners’ strike.
He is now head of the British picture agency, ReportDigital

One of the first to grap the potential of the internet for photography, Report Digital continues the tradition of critical realism, documenting the contradictions of globalised capitalised and the responses to it,both in the UK and internationally
www.reportdigital.co.uk and www.coldtype.net


 Facebook event here  https://www.facebook.com/events/401858703307991/



The 30th anniversary of the 1984-85 miners’ strike has produced some great films, drama and a range of events up and down the country celebrating and commemorating the epic struggle.

The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign and the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom have come together to organise WITH BANNERS HELD HIGH which we hope will be a fitting finale to the 30thanniversary of the 84/5 Miners.

We will have the use of all of Unity Hall facilities to show films, organise debates, present a diverse range of music and drama, display exhibitions and allow people to socialise and renew acquaintances and friendships forged during the year of struggle.

We will be producing a souvenir programme in which all donations will be acknowledged.  There will also be an opportunity for organisations to take a stall at the event.

Please do get back to me if you need any further information.  You may also like to take a look at our With Banners Held High Facebook page.


If you do agree a donation please make cheques payable to the Orgreave Truth & Justice Campaign and put ‘WBHH event’ on the back of the cheque. 

Please send donations to: WBHH c/o Granville Williams, 24 Tower Avenue, Upton, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF9 1EE



A documentary film with a unique insight into one of British history’s most dramatic events: the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike. No experts, No Politicians, 30 years on this is the raw first-hand experience of those who lived through Britain’s longest strike. Follow the highs and lows of that life-changing year.
A showing to 150 at the Lighthouse in Wolverhampton (3-11-14) was followed by a Q&A with producer Sinead Kirwan and an introduction from journalist and author Nicholas Jones, who was a BBC correspondent at the time of the Miners’ Strike.


  For a full list of all 30th anniversary events around the country click here…..


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