|Wales 1984: A coachload of police attempting|
to break a blockade by miners' families
There will also be a small exhibition to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the beginning of the miners’ desperate struggle to save their jobs and communities. Also to demonstrate the support they received from the people of Lancaster and district.
Government documents recently released by the National Archives have revealed that the then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had secretly drawn up contingency plans to call out troops to break the strike, something she flatly denied at the time, and a number of other disparities between the Conservative government's public statements at the time and its actual secret activities and attitudes towards the strikers and the trades unions.
On Saturday 8th March there will be an informal discussion from 2.00pm until 5pm in the Main Hall, Gregson Community Centre, Moor Lane, Lancaster.
In the evening there will be a Social from 8pm in the Olive room, Gregson Community Centre.
On Sunday 9th March there will be a discussion from 2.00pm in Bowland College JCR at Lancaster University.