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Lancashire Women Against Pit Closure

Lancashire Women Against Pit Closure
Lancashire Women Against Pit Closure
Lancashire Women Against Pit Closure
Lancashire Women Against Pit Closure
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Lancashire Women Against Pit Closures
Lancaster
Enamel brooch dating from the Miners Strike of 1984-85. The Women Against Pit Closures movement is credited with "bringing feminist ideas into practice in an industrial dispute and empowering women to take a public role in a community with a male-dominated sphere". Women outside the mining communities, as here in Lancaster, took part in an effort of solidarity. One regular manifestation of their work that could be seen was the stalls set up outside Lancaster supermarkets to collect donations of food for the miners' families. Sympathetic shoppers would buy surplus to their needs to give to the WAPC women.
(the actual brooch is in a private collection)
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Colour
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1985
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