What was LGSM?
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2024 marks the 40th anniversary of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM), which formed in the early months of the 1984 to 1985 Miners’ Strike.  Joining us to explore this historical moment and the legacy that it created is People’s History Museum’s (PHM) Collections Assistant Jaime Starr ..read more
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1984 Miners' Strike: solidarity from marginalised communities
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In the second of two blogs about Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM), Jaime will discuss the relationship between marginalised communities and striking coal miners. Jaime tackles concerns such as reciprocal solidarity, prejudice in mining communities and the experiences of Black and Asian miners during the strike ..read more
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1981 People’s March for Jobs: Q&A with historian Dr Greig Campbell
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In this long read Q&A, historian Dr Greig Campbell shares historic photographs and oral testimonies of those involved with the march to explore its origins, impact, and legacy in the fight for workers’ rights ..read more
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Climate protest banners with Calderdale Extinction Rebellion
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From the Collection Store: Uncovering the Miners’ Strike
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In this blog post, we chatted with PHM’s Collections Officer Kayleigh Crawford to ask about the museum’s project to digitise its collection of objects related to the Miners’ Strike which led to the discovery of some hidden gems ..read more
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Constance Markievicz
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PHM’s Visitor Experience Team’s Mollie Holden takes a closer look at Irish revolutionary Countess Constance Markievicz, her fight to improve the lives of the working class, and a poster in the museum’s collection ..read more
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LGBTQI+ symbols and their meanings
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Miners’ Strike 1984 to 1985: Women Against Pit Closures
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In this second of a series of three blogs exploring miners’ strikes, Amy Todd, a PhD student working for People’s History Museum (PHM), explores the women’s movement against pit closures during the 1984 to 1985 Miners’ Strike ..read more
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Miners’ Strike 1984 to 1985
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In this third of a series of three blogs exploring miners’ strikes, Dr Bob Dinn, Visitor Experience Supervisor at PHM, writes about the events of the 1984 to 1985 Miners’ Strike ..read more
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Miners’ Strike 1974: a victory for workers
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Dr Shirin Hirsch takes us back to the 1974 Miners’ Strike, and explains what took place and the legacy that this would create for the years that followed.  Part of a series of three blogs, we’ll also hear about the events of the 1984 to 1985 Miners’ Strike with Dr Bob Dinn, Visitor Experience Supervisor for PHM and also from Amy Todd, a PhD student working for PHM, who will be writing about the women’s movement against pit closures during this year long strike ..read more
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