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Britain in the 1980s


Thirty years ago today, miners at Cortonwood colliery in Yorkshire walked out in protest at plans to close their pit.

 


Thatcherism, the miners' strike, Hillsborough, Murdoch … what will be the final reckoning on 1980s Britain? Photomontage: Andrew Stocks

Beckett, A. (2017, December 1). Thatcher, Murdoch, Hillsborough and beyond: What the 1980s did to Britain. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2012/oct/27/1980s-britain-thatcherism-final-reckoning


C4 Documentary 10th January 2016

 

Miners with pit banners and bands parade through Durham city

Evening Chronicle. (2013, April 15). Old pictures of Durham down the years. ChronicleLive. https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/lifestyle/nostalgia/gallery/old-pictures-durham-down-years-2604561


Tate's curators introduce the new displays at Tate Britain, from 1540 to the present.

 

Compiled and created by Luciana Cavallaro February 2022