by David John Douglass
The miners' strike of 1984–85 was a major industrial action to shut down the British coal industry in an attempt to prevent colliery closures. It was led by Arthur Scargill of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) against the National Coal Board (NCB), a government agency.
About the Author:
David Douglass was NUM branch delegate at Hatfield Main Colliery.