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The Pits and the Pendulums: Coal Miners vs Free Markets

Issue No. 2231

National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield. Until 23 January 2011

This exhibition of work by artist Andrew Turner includes some great trade union banners.

The moving North Selby NUM banner illustrates the forces of the state ranged against the miners during their 1984-5 strike.

This museum is one of the many museums of working class history that are under threat from the Tories’ cuts.

One union branch wouldn’t let its banner be used—it will be needed on the streets, they said.

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Tue 7 Dec 2010, 18:03 GMT
Issue No. 2231
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