Gala Day 83

June 1983

Tony Benn at NUM Gala 1983

Tony Benn MP (centre) at the June 1983 Nottingham Area NUM Miners Gala. Source: Chad Newspaper 

Tories will bring axe

Newspaper column: Report on 1983 Nottingham Area NUM Miners Gala ‘Tories will bring axe’ – Benn. Source: Notts Free Press

‘Tories will bring pits axe’ – Benn

‘Ousted Tony Benn received a standing ovation and warned this government would bring pit closures, when he spoke to miners and their families at Berry Hill Gala on Saturday’ – Notts Free Press

In June 1983, Tony Benn was the special guest at the Nottingham Area NUM Miners Gala at Mansfield. Althought it wasn’t known at the time, this would be the last ever Nottinghamshire Miners Gala. The first Notts NUM Gala was held at Basford Hall in 1949.

 

Brass band Mansfield 1983

Nottingham Area NUM Miners Gala at Mansfield, June 1983. Source: Chad Newspaper 

Miners Gala Coal Queen 83

Nottingham Area NUM Coal Queen at the 1983 Gala. Source: Chad Newspaper 

1984

Strike

1985

Fallout