Miner speaks out 30 years on

Women Against Pit Closures organiser Sylvia Pye, trade unionists Margaret and Eric Jones and former miner and key speaker Billy Pye.

Women Against Pit Closures organiser Sylvia Pye, trade unionists Margaret and Eric Jones and former miner and key speaker Billy Pye.

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A leading miner and trade unionist who battled at the forefront of the Miners’ Strike 30 years ago was a guest speaker at an anniversary event in Lancaster.

Billy Pye, from Lancaster, worked at the Parkside Pits in Wigan which finally closed in the 1990s.

Mr Pye said at the meeting, held at the Gregson Centre on Saturday, that the year-long battle in 1984/5 was as a clear an example of class war as you could have.

 

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