1912 Miners Strike

Image ID: 24603

1912 Miners Strike

Courtesy of Nottinghamshire Archives

Gilthill
Eastwood
England

The Miners strike in 1912 was one of the first nationwide strikes that was led by the newly formed Miners Union, who were demanding a national minimum wage. Many miners received no Union pay during the dispute. By March there was a coal shortage and the coal that was available became more expensive. These men are probably miners, out on strike and this scene shows people searching for any pieces of coal that they could take and use at home.

Date: 1912

Organisation Reference: NCCC000689

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