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People's History Museum blog

PHM is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future.

On this blog we share posts from the PHM team and other experts, with behind the scenes stories, coverage of PHM's exhibitions and events, and highlights from the museum's unique collection.

Posts tagged 'Strikes'

Image of A white mug with red text which reads Coal Not Dole 1984

Miners’ Strike 1984 to 1985

31 January 2024


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.

 



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Image of a plate with an illustration of people marching with placards below three large traditional banners. The text reads: Womens’ Support Group & NUM Manvers Colliery.

Miners’ Strike 1984 to 1985: Women Against Pit Closures

31 January 2024


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.



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Image of A white mug with black line drawings of a miner and family with the text Support the Miners.

Miners’ Strike 1974: a victory for workers

9 January 2024


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.



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Image of National Union of Journalists Official Picket armband, around 1985. Image courtesy of People's History Museum.

Strike action in PHM’s collection, past and present

15 November 2023


After a year marked by ongoing strike action, People’s History Museum have uncovered strike related objects in the museum’s collection.  These objects, collected from 40 years of picket lines, represent major UK strikes of the 1980s and 1990s, with more recent acquisitions illustrating contemporary strike action.



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Image of Photograph of Clare Winter wearing her ambulance worker badges. Copyright Clare Winter

The sirens last time: an ambulance worker looks back

20 December 2022


Ambulance workers go on strike tomorrow.  Over 30 years ago, another ambulance strike received widespread support.  In this blog, former NHS ambulance worker Clare Winter shares her memories of the 1989-90 ambulance workers’ dispute.



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