Fifty Years On – The ’72 Miners’ Strike Remembered

Thanks to Tribune and Emily Ingram for this important reminder of the strike that gave birth to ‘flying pickets’ and later to the acapella group, ‘The Flying Pickets’, steadfast supporters of the miners in the 1984/85 Great Strike.

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The 1972 Miners’ Strike at 50

By Emily Ingram

Fifty years ago on January 9, 1972, miners across Britain walked out on strike in a landmark dispute that popularised the flying picket. We speak to striking workers about their memories on the frontline.

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The Flying Pickets surprise 1983 Christmas Number One sung at all their NUM support gigs