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Red Shed remembers miners’ strike- May Day commemoration

One of a series of photographs taken by the late Richard Clarkson during the 1984 - 1985 miners strike. The Prince of Wales miners returning to work accompanied by a brass band and their NUM banner.

One of a series of photographs taken by the late Richard Clarkson during the 1984 - 1985 miners strike. The Prince of Wales miners returning to work accompanied by a brass band and their NUM banner.

Former pit workers and their wives and partners are invited to share their experiences of the 1984-5 miners’ strike at a commemoration event.

The strike will be remembered as part of a May Day celebration at Wakefield Labour Club, known as the Red Shed, on Saturday, May 3.

There will be speeches, discussion and food in a free afternoon session from noon-3pm at the Vicarage Street club.

Then the Red Shed players and others will entertain in a miners’ strike 30th anniversary party from 7pm.

Tickets are available from the club. All proceeds will go to the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign, set up to call for a public inquiry into the policing of a mass picket at a coking works near Rotherham during the strike.

 
 
 

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