Trouble in the Valleys

February 1983

Lewis Merthyr Colliery, South Wales. Source: Coal Authority

News of the proposed closure of Lewis Merthyr Colliery, South Wales, spread throughout the NUM. Source: The Coal Authority 

Back us Plea - South Wales Miners

Newspaper column reporting on the 1983 Nottingham Area NUM Conference, 11th February 1983. Source: Notts Free Press.

Back us Plea - South Wales Miners
Back us Plea - South Wales Miners
Back us Plea - South Wales Miners
Back us Plea - South Wales Miners

Minutes of meeting of Nottingham Area NUM Branch Officials and Committee members re Lewis Merthyr Colliery closure – 1st March 1983. 

‘Back us plea’ on industrial action

A battle cry for Notts miners to back their South Wales colleagues in any future industrial action came from Welsh leader Emlyn Williams.

 

1984

Strike

1985

Fallout