Miners marched for fair pay

Taken from the Reporter archives, this fantastic photo shows miners from Bold Colliery striking in 1975.

Saturday, 22nd February 2014, 8:00 am
Miners from Bold Colliery in 1975
Miners from Bold Colliery in 1975

Carrying megaphones and a huge banner saying “Unity is Strength”, the marching miners agreed industrial action over fair pay and conditions.

Coal workers leaders eventually agreed a 35 per cent pay rise, despite Arthur Scargill claiming “much more could have been obtained”.

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