Cambridge and the Miners’ Strike
New Website and Archive
By Ann Donlan
Miners and their children enjoying a communal meal at Blidworth in 1984
This photograph is from the scrapbook of Cambridge resident Lucy Munby, aged 89, former Treasurer of the Cambridge Miners’ Support Group
This photograph of miners and their children enjoying a communal meal at Blidworth in 1984, is reproduced from the scrapbook of Cambridge resident Lucy Munby, aged eighty nine, a former Treasurer of the Cambridge Miners’ Support Group and still active as a History Tutor in the University of the Third Age.
The Cambridge Miners’ Support Group is very proud to have assembled a multimedia archive of the work of that miners’ support group.
- A ‘Witnesses’ Evening in November 2014 to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the support group. 85 local people participated in the evening
- A visual display for use at conferences and local history events
- A booklet produced jointly with the Cambridge and District Trades Council
- A small archive of primary documents held in the Anglia Ruskin University Library for consultation by students trying to understand the history of late twentieth-century Britain
- A set of oral history interviews conducted by our undergraduate students in the summer of 2015 with the families of striking miners and their supporters in Wales, London, Nottinghamshire, St Albans and Cambridge.
For more information please visit the Cambridge Miners’ Support Group website (www.cambridgeminersstrike.com ) and to find out more about this major oral history project documenting experiences that would otherwise have been lost.