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Grimethorpe Women Against Pit Closures Greeting Card

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Grimethorpe Women Against Pit Closures Banner greeting card

The banner was made by Hari Hyslop, who stayed in the pit camp caravan for periods of time whilst a graphic arts student in London. It is hand-stitched throughout and is 140cm wide and 122cm high.

In 1992 the National Coal Board identified Grimethorpe Colliery as one of ten to be closed. Women Against Pit Closures response was to create camps at six pits, including occupations such as at Parkside Colliery, Lancashire. Barnsley Miners Wives Action Group swiftly organised a camp at Grimethorpe, initially assisted by women from the peace camp at Greenham Common. Their action ended when the pit closed in month 1993 with the loss of hundreds of jobs.





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