Miners marched for fair pay

Miners from Bold Colliery in 1975
Miners from Bold Colliery in 1975

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