On the 20th anniversary of the end of the miners strike....

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Nov 29 2004 16:07
On the 20th anniversary of the end of the miners strike....

March 2005 will mark the 20th anniversary of the miners return to work and the collapse of the miners strike.

On 5th March 2005 Doncaster will host a rally and social asking "Where have we been, where are we now, where are we going?"

The venue will be The Fox, Stainforth, Doncaster, and a further event is planned for Newcastle.

The event in Doncaster will be in conjunction with the Banner Theatre. More details on their work can be found at:

http://www.bannertheatre.co.uk/

These are two major events, that will have a national profile. Funds are urgently needed to cover costs. We are asking as many class struggle activists to send at least a fiver to do just that. If your trade union or organisation can also make a contribution, it would help ensure we remember not just the past, but build for the future.

Cheques should be made out to the Mining Communities Advice Centre and sent c/o 16 Abbeyfield Road, Dunscroft, Doncaster DN1 4AF.

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Feb 6 2005 11:26

Please note the venue for this has now been changed to:

The Old Club, Market Place, Stainforth, Doncaster.

It will start at 6pm on Saturday 5th March - see you down there!

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Feb 9 2005 07:00

Events are now being held in Pontefract, Doncaster and Newcastle. Full details below:

B U R N I N G I S S U E S - T H E M I N E R S 1 9 8 4 - 2 0 0 4

A TOURING PRODUCTION TO MARK THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1984/5 MINERS STRIKE

"We were fighting for us jobs, us communities, us factories, and us kids and

the future. So 'ows that wrong? It i'n't wrong. I mean, I'm just proud that I was involved." - Miner's wife, Stoke-on-Trent.

To mark this momentous event in recent British history, Banner Theatre has been back to the coalfield communities of Britain to see what the legacy of the strike is and to look at what has happened in Britain¹s former mining communities. Burning Issues recreates the experiences of working-class communities in struggle, fighting for their livelihoods. Using drama, video, music and song, the show combines contemporary newsreel with in-depth interviews to re-tell the stories of those who were involved and what they were fighting for.

Catch this exciting and hard-hitting new multimedia show - linking interviews, archive footage, live music and song - on:

Friday 4th March 2005 at 7.30pm

Thornycroft, The Yorkshire Coal Field Resource Centre (Formerly, The Disabled Miners Centre) Halfpenny Lane, Pontefract WF8 4AY

Admission £5.00 (unreserved seating), for more details and

to book tickets, please call 01977 703 384 or 01924 305 360

Fully licensed bar available from 6.30pm

Supported by Wakefield TUC and 5 Towns TUC.

Saturday 5th March 2005 from 5.30pm

The Old Club, Market Place, Stainforth, Doncaster

Marking the 20th Anniversary of the End of the Miners Strike and Return to Work, and the Closure of Hatfield Main NUM Branch after 87 Years of struggle.

Admission free, for more details ring 01302 841 365 or 0773 640 8880

Sponsored by Hatfield Main Branch NUM, Maltby NUM Branch, Lancashire Area of the NUM, Doncaster Region of UNISON, Kellingley NUM Branch, Class War, Communist Party Great Britain. With special thanks to Beresfords Solicitors.

Sunday 6th March 2005 at 7.00pm

The Lounge, The Tyneside Irish Club, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Marking the 20th Anniversary of the End of the 1984/85 Miners Strike,

and the Centenary of the Industrial Workers of the World

Guest Speaker Ian Lavery, President of the National Union of Mineworkers

Admission free, for more details ring 01302 841 365 or 0773 640 8880

Organised by the IWW and the Mining Communities Advice Centre

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Feb 23 2005 15:56

I shall try to make it to at least the Newcastle event, and perhaps the Donny event. See you all there...

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Mar 7 2005 16:04

There is a report on the Donny event on the CW board.

Any feedback from the Newcastle event?

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Mar 10 2005 14:54
LeonardfromLeominster wrote:
There is a report on the Donny event on the CW board.

Any feedback from the Newcastle event?

Not from the iww, someones working on it at the moment, i'll post when i see it.